Monday, June 18, 2012

Eguavoen, Gwar win May bloggers award

Austin Eguavoen (left) receives May Manager's award from Ojeikere Aikhoje

Austin Eguavoen and Sibi Gwar have been named the Manager and Player for the May edition of the Naija Premier League Bloggers Award.

The monthly award is organised by the Naija Premier League Bloggers Award, a franchise owned by, and

Enyimba head coach, Eguavoen clearly came out top ahead of other managers in the May edition after leading his team to an unbeaten streak in five matches including tough games against title contenders, Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers.

Winner of the Manager award for February, Okey Emordi of Enugu Rangers came closest to winning a second award by finishing behind Eguavoen with one loss in all of his team’s games in May.

Three players – Sibi Gwar of Niger Tornadoes, Dele Olorundare of Sunshine Stars and Gift Atuliwa of Warri Wolves – were in the running for the Player of the month for May until the Tornadoes’ man nicked it.

The trio scored three goals apiece but Gwar featured in less number of games than Atuliwa and Olorundare and two of his goals helped Tornadoes take three points against Warri Wolves and Akwa United.

Eguavoen was presented with his award in Ilorin on Matchday 32 when Enyimba suffered a shock 1-3 loss to ABS on June 13.

The monthly award by Naija Premier League Bloggers Award has been on since the start of the ongoing season.


Player: Mustapha Babadidi (Gombe United)
Manager: Bernard Ogbe (Gombe United)

Player: Chikeluba Ofoedu (Enugu Rangers)
Manager: Okey Emordi (Enugu Rangers)

MARCH 2012
Player: Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars)
Manager: Kabir Sulaiman Dogo (ABS)

APRIL 2012
Player: Gomo Onduku (Sharks)
Manager: Solomon Ogbeide (Akwa United)

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