The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has shortlisted four players and four coaches for the April Player and Manager awards in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Topping the list is Rangers Ghanaian import Seka Pascal, Ibrahim Sunusi of Nasarawa United, Thomas Zenke of Enyimba and Amas Obasogie Bendel Insurance of Benin completed the nominees for the player’s award.
Pascal, who initially struggled to hit the ground running since his arrival from FC Ifeayin Ubah produced good performances and scored four times last month.
Nasarawa United Sunusi is making the nomination for the first time, he scored three goals in April as he helped the Club to climb from relegation spot to a safety position at the moment.
Former of Nasarawa United, Zenke made a significant presence in all four matches played by Enyimba as they remained unbeaten.
Obasogie, the only goalkeeper nominated, kept clean sheets for Insurance during road trips at two difficult sides: Kwara United and Enyimba, as well as a home match against Remo Stars.
The unbeaten duo of Usman Abdallah (Enyimba) and Monday Odigie (Bendel Insurance) are running for the Manager’s award, along with Gbenga Ogunbote (Enugu Rangers), who lost once in six matches as the Flying Antelopes climbed to the top of Group A log, and Stanley Eguma (Rivers United), who lost once in three matches, in the month under review.
The winners for April will be announced on Thursday.