The Technical Adviser of Lobi Stars of Makurdi, Gbenga Ogunbote and Kwara United player, Alao Danbani have emerged winners of the independent League Bloggers Awards for the month of January.
While Ogunbote beat his closest rivals to pick the Coach of the Month Award, Danbani nicked the Best Player of the Month Award.
The awards are sponsored by delivery company, OverXpress Logistics.
A road trip win at Adamawa United boosted Ogunbote’s quest for the gong as he accumulated 13 points, the highest in the month under review.
Danbani was clinical with three goals on the road (at Akwa United and Adamawa United), in January, to move ahead of other contestants for the Player of the Month award.
He scored a brace as Kwara United claimed a surprise win at Akwa.
The independent LBA is Nigeria’s foremost league awards which recognize outstanding players and coaches in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
A loot at previous winners of the prestigious awards in the 2019/2020 NPFL season shows that winners for the month of November were Ibrahim Mustapha (player) Plateau United and Abdul Maikaba (Coach) Plateau United.
For the month of December, it was Israel Abia (player) Sunshine Stars and Ibrahim Musa (Coach) Kano Pillars.