Nasarawa United’s coach, Kabiru Dogo and MFM FC’s Stephen Udoh have been nominated for Manager and Player of the month awards for March 2017.
The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) organisers of the monthly event on Tuesday revealed the nominees in contention for the Player and Manager for the month of March in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Four players and four managers were picked as standout performers including Nasarawa United's Kabiru Dogo, Abdullahi Biffo of Abia Warriors,
Fidelis Ilechukwu of MFM FC and Kadiri Ikhana of Kano Pillars in the Manager of the month category.
Enyimba captain and former top scorer of the NPFL, Mfon Udoh, is the
big name among the shortlists for the player's award for March.
Others are Nasarawa United goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso as well as Samuel Mathias of
El-Kanemi Warriors and this season's leading scorer in the Nigerian
top-flight, Stephen Odey.
Biffo, Dogo, and Ikhana all led their teams to 11 points each.
Ilechukwu whose team played an additional two games in March owing to
rearranged fixtures picked 14 points.
Nasarawa United custodian Ayeleso put in a massive shift for his team
in the month of March.
He kept four clean sheets in six games. His clean sheets were against Akwa United, 3SC and FC Ifeanyiubah at home and on the road at Lobi Stars.
Current NPFL top scorer Odey accounted for seven of MFM's 10 goals in March.
El-Kanemi's Samuel Mathias netted three times and contributed two assists for his team in the month under review.
Mfon Udoh, who holds the record of most goals in a single NPFL season, was a major actor in Enyimba's performance in March. He scored three goals and weighed in with an assist to cap his outing for the month.
The winners in both categories will be announced this Thursday.
LBA MARCH NOMINEES
Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United)
Abdullahi Biffo (Abia Warriors)
Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)
Kadiri Ikhana (Kano Pillars)
Suraj Ayeleso (Nasarawa United)
Stephen Odey (MFM FC)
Samuel Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors)
Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)