Lobi Stars duo wins LBA awards for April


By Jon Chinatu. 

Lobi Stars duo of Coach Solomon Ogbeide and Goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode have been named as the League Blogger Awards Manager and Player of the month respectively for the month of April.

Solomon Ogbeide, the veteran in the dug out of the Markurdi based Lobi Stars, led his side to an unbeaten run in April, ensuring that his side came out unscathed against Abia Warriors in Umuahia and Sunshine Stars in Akure.

Coach Ogbeide saw of competition from Hamza Abara of Niger Tornadoes, Stanley Eguma of Rivers United, and Gbenga Ogunbote of Rangers International FC.

On the other hand, Goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode was also named the player of the month for the same month under review with two clean sheets to his name with man of the match displays in Akure and Umuahia as his teammates grabbed vital away points in the process. He also saved a penalty against Sunshine Stars.

He beat the likes of Super Eagles invitee and Kano Pillars forward Junior Lokosa, Stephen Alfred of Kwara United and Rivers United’s Emeka Ogbugh.

Lobi Stars are on top of the Nigeria Professional Football League table and are the first club to reach the 40points mark this season.

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