Abia Warriors manager Kennedy Boboye and Rivers United goal machine Frederick Obomate have been named winners of the Manager and Player of the month respectively in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) by the League Bloggers Awards (LBA).
Both men emerged as top performers for the month under review after impressive team and individual outings in the top division in Nigeria.
Boboye was clearly the frontrunner in the race for the manager’s award for February after masterminding an unbeaten run for his club, Abia Warriors, from the dugout.
That run without a loss included a 1-0 win on the road at Heartland in the southeast derby as well as a 1-1 draw to new boys Ikorodu United at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
Boboye edged Fidelis Ilechukwu of MFM FC, Godwin Uwua of Lobi Stars and Mohammed Baba Ganaru of Kano Pillars for the manager’s award.
Obomate had to fend off the trio of Michael Olaha of Abia Warriors, Wasiu Jimoh of Shooting Stars and Anthony Okpotu of Lobi, who were closely challenging for the player’s award.
The Rivers United midfielder scored three goals in three games and chipped in an assist to put himself ahead of the pack in contention for the February award. He also had telling contributions in the four goals his club scored in the month under review.