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Anthony Okpotu stands alone in LBA Awards

*As LBA announces nominees for end-of-season ceremony

Anthony Okputu of Lobi Stars of Makurdi is the only awardee in League Bloggers Awards (LBA) shortlists for this year’s end-of-the-season ceremony. He stands alone as the highest goal scorer of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

This year’s award is to cover three tiers of the football galaxy including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), the Nigeria National League (NNL) and the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL).

The award is billed to hold at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Lagos on Tuesday, 31st October. Nominees, including players, coaches and clubs, will compete for recognition in 13 categories in this year’s edition of the award.

For the first time the LBA is venturing into honouring actors in the second tier and in the women’s championship.
The LBA will honour the best players in the NNL and NWPL for this season.

The full list of nominees below.
NOMINEES FOR CATEGORIES

1. BEST NEW PLAYER

Chinedu Udechukwu of katsina United listed for possible award
Chinedu Udechukwu of katsina United listed for possible award

*Chinedu Udechukwu (Katsina United)
*Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United)
*Peter Eneji (Plateau United)
*Oche Salefu (Remo Stars)
*Wasiu Alalade (ABS FC)

2. BEST FOREIGNER
*Giscard Tchatto (MFM FC)
*Kodjovi Dadzie (Akwa United)
* Fatau Dauda (Enyimba)
*Idrissa Bamba (FC Ifeanyiubah)

3. BEST GOALKEEPER
*Aliko Mustapha (Niger Tornadoes)
*Olorunleke Ojo (Sunshine Stars/Akwa United)
*Dele Ajiboye (Plateau Utd)
*Suraj Ayeleso (Nasarawa Utd)

4. BEST DEFENDER
*Emmanuel Ariwachukwu (Akwa United)
*Daniel Itodo (Plateau United)
*Elisha Golbe (Plateau United)
*Okorom Stanley (MFM FC)

5. BEST MIDFIELDER
*Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)
*Afeez Aremu (Akwa United)
*Onuwa Chukwuka (MFM FC)
*Batholomew Ibenegbu (Enyimba)
*Samuel Matthias (Gombe United)

6. CLUB OF THE YEAR

Plateau United FC players
Plateau United FC players in the run for Club of the Year Award

*Plateau United
*MFM FC
*Enyimba
*Akwa United

7. COACH OF THE YEAR
*Kennedy Boboye (Plateau Utd)
*Abdu Maikaba (Akwa Utd)
*Duke Udi (Sunshine Stars)
*Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)

8. BEST NPFL NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER
*Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyiubah)
*Osas Okoro (Rangers)
*Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa Utd)
*Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars)
*Afeez Aremu (Akwa United)

9. GOAL OF THE SEASON
*Sikiri Olatunbosun (MFM v Rangers)
*Shedrack Asiegbu (Abia Warriors v Plateau United)
*Victor Chidume (Lobi Stars v Remo Stars)

10. BEST NWPL PLAYER
*Amarachi Okonkwo (Nasarawa Amazons)
*Patience Kalu (Rivers Angels)
*Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo)
*Charity Reuben (Ibom Angels)

11. BEST NNL PLAYER
*Ebere Obi (Heartland)
*Michael Ohanu (Kwara United)
*Mohammed Rabiu (Yobe Desert Stars)
*Kelly Lubo (Bayelsa United)

12 HIGHEST GOAL SCORER
*Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)  19 Goals

13. PLAYER OF THE SEASON
* Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa Utd)
*Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
*Daniel Itodo (Plateau United)
*Stephen Odey (MFM FC)

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