Enyimba forward and current Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Emeka Obioma, and Bendel Insurance goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, have been nominated along with four other players for the League Bloggers February Player of the Month award.
Other players in the contest are Bendel Insurance marksman Osarenkhoe Imade, Akwa United’s Uche Collins, Lobi Stars’ playmaker Joseph Atule and Bayelsa United’s striker, Robert Mizo.
This month’s nominations appear to be a close contest with the performances of each player worthy of commendation for their respective teams.
In the month under review, Obioma, who is making the cut for the first time this season scored four goals for Enyimba which were braces against El-Kanemi Warriors and 3SC. He is followed by Akwa United’s Collins who has three goals against Remo Stars, El-Kanemi and Gombe United just as Mizo scored three crucial equalizers for Bayelsa United against Enugu Rangers, Niger Tornadoes and Rivers United.
Last month’s winner, Imade, recorded two goals and an assist for Insurance even as Lobi’s Atule also had two goals and two assists.
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Insurance goalkeeper, Obasogie, also stands apart among the nominees with four clean sheets and just two goals conceded in the month under review.
In the coach of the month category, last month’s winner and Insurance coach, Monday Odigie, will contend with Akwa United’s Deji Ayeni, Baba Ganaru of Lobi Stars and Enyimba’s George FInidi.
Odigie guided Insurance to three wins and two draws in five games as the Benin Arsenal maintained their unbeaten run and also remained on top of Group A till the end of the first stanza just as Ganaru also recorded three wins and a draw with Lobi Stars who also topped Group B.
Finidi also led Enyimba to three wins, including an away win over Gombe United while Ayeni managed two wins and two away draws for Akwa United in the month under review.
The 2022/23 abridged NPFL season is currently on break with resumption for the second stanza of the season scheduled for March 25.