Nominees for August League Bloggers Awards emerge

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has named eight actors in the Glo Premier League as frontrunners for the Manager and Player's awards for the month of August.

In the Manager category are Enyimba's Kadiri Ikhana, Kabiru Dogo of Nasarawa United, Gbenga Ogunbote of 3SC and Stanley Eguma of Dolphins.

Prince Aggreh of Sunshine Stars, Stephen Adah of FC Taraba, Aniekpeno Udoh of Akwa United and Lobi Stars striker, Tony Okpotu are in the running for the player's award for the month under review.

The winners for both categories will be announced on Thursday.

How nominees emerged for Manager's category Kadiri Ikhana: The Enyimba gaffer produced an almost flawless performance performance with his team‎, winning three matches and drawing four in the match under review without losing. His team finished August with 13 points.

Kabiru Dogo: August will be a month to remember for the Nasarawa United manager. His team started August losing 3-1 at Dolphins but clawed back into reckoning with four wins including a historic 2-1 win at Kano Pillars to finish last month on 13 points.

Gbenga Ogunbote: His team, 3SC, won four matches and lost three in August including a 3-1 win at Heartland. Ogunbote and his men took 12 points out of 21 available.

Stanley Eguma: I am sure this will come as a surprise. His team, Dolphins, topped the like of Wolves, Wikki, FC Ifeanyiubah, Abia Warriors and Giwa FC who they amassed same number of points (11) with.

His team won three, drew two and lost two matches.

How nominees emerged for Player's category

Tony Okpotu: The Lobi striker scored six goals in seven games including two on the road at Kano Pillars and Enyimba. His goals was pivotal in Lobi moving out of the drop zone.

Prince Aggreh: The Sunshine Stars winger also scored‎ six goals (all at home) including a hat-trick. But failed to net on the road.

Aniekpeno Udoh: The Akwa United man scored four goals in August including a brace against Sharks. One of his goals came in the 1-1 at Bayelsa United.

Stephen Adah: Another of my surprise inclusion. The FC Taraba man scored three goals including the winners against Sunshine Stars and ‎Kano Pillars. Though he netted on the road at Lobi Stars, it was insufficient as FC Taraba lost 1-2.

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