Saturday, August 03, 2013

Baraje, Udoh win July LBA

El-Kanemi Warriors head coach, Zachary Baraje (pictured) and Akwa United striker, Mfon Udoh emerged as the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) manager and player respectively for the month of July.

The announcement was made by the LBA in a statement on Friday afternoon.

"The duo of Zachary Baraje and Mfon Udoh have been named the Glo Premier League Manager and Player for July respectively by the League Bloggers Awards (LBA)," the opening part of the statement read.

Baraje guided the Warriors to a flawless outing in July, winning all three matches for the period under review, against Kano Pillars, Nasarawa United and Wikki Tourists, without conceding.

The El-Kanemi gaffer beat Ladan Bosso (Bayelsa United), Salisu Yusuf (Enyimba) and Kabiru Sulaiman Dogo (ABS) to the manager's award.

The trio of Bosso, Yusuf and Dogo led their teams to unbeaten run in July but fell two points short of Baraje's El-Kanemi while Stanley Eguma of Dolphins also led his team through an unbeaten streak that helped them notch up just five points from the three rounds of matches played last month.

On the other hand, Udoh had to compete with Austin Brown, Ibrahim Shuaibu, Tayo Fabiyi, Ezekiel Thompson and Raphael Boumsong for the player's award.

The Akwa United forward scored five of his team's six goals in July.

Dolphins goalkeeper, Brown and Shuaibu of Wikki Tourists came closest to fending off Udoh from winning the LBA Player for July with eye-catching performances.

The winners will be handed their awards later in August.

The LBA has been in the forefront of rewarding excellence among the major actors of the Premier League in Nigeria since 2009.


MARCH 2013
Player: Theophilus Afelokhai (Kano Pillars)
Manager: Mohammed Baba Ganaru (Kano Pillars)

APRIL 2013
Player: Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves)
Manager: Solomon Ogbeide (Warri Wolves)

MAY 2013
Player: Adamu Yahaya (Kwara United)
Manager: Samson Unuanel (Kwara United)

JUNE 2013
Player: Terkaa Melai (Lobi Stars)

Manager: Solomon Ogbeide (Warri Wolves)

1 comment:

  1. I've heard so much abt dis mfon Udoh, bt his picture has neva been included 4 one's view