Enyimba FC captain Chinedu Udoji and Giwa FC coach Danladi Buggi both claimed the League Bloggers Award (LBA) for the month of October as Player and Manager of the Month respectively.
Udoji was outstanding for the newly crowned Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Enyimba and the defender was instrumental in the Aba club winning their 7 league title in the month of October.
Well-timed tackles with rigid defending coupled with an ability to also get goals helped Udoji claim the award ahead of contenders like Warri Wolves’ Gbolahan Salami and Joseph Osadiaye, and Chisom Chikatara.
Buggi, who was just named coach of Giwa FC in September, got the manager’s award for helping his team garner 10 points in the month under review and going unbeaten at it.
Buggi had to see off other coaches like Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United), Paul Aigbogun (Warri Wolves) and Stanley Eguma (Dolphins) to win the award.
LBA Winners This Season
March 2015 Player: Ebere Odiche (Heartland) Manager: Tony Ogharanduku (FC Taraba)
April 2015 Player: Ibrahim Shuaibu (Giwa FC) Manager: Tony Bulus (Giwa FC)
May 2015 Player: Tunde Adeniji (Sunshine Stars) Manager: Kennedy Boboye (Sunshine Stars)
June 2015 Player: Ocheme Edoh (Giwa FC) Manager: Abdu Maikaba (Wikki Tourists)
July 2015 Player: Ndifreke Effiong (Abia Warriors) Manager: Paul Aigbogun (Warri Wolves)
August 2015 Player: Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars) Manager: Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United)
September 2015 Player: Esosa Igbinoba (Nasarawa United) Manager: Festus Allen (Sharks)