Akwa United head coach, Abdu Maikaba and midfielder Alhassan ‘Muazzam’ Ibrahim have been named League Bloggers Awards (LBA) manager and player for April respectively.
The LBA announced that the Akwa United duo emerged winners “following their outstanding performances in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review.”
Alhassan saw off the trio of Chinedu Udechukwu of Katsina United, Nasarawa United defender Yinka Onaolapo and Lobi Stars forward Anthony Okpotu who were shortlisted for the player’s award.
Maikaba claimed the manager’s prize ahead of Plateau United’s Kennedy Boboye, Kabiru Dogo of Nasarawa United and FC Ifeanyiubah’s Ghanaian coach Yaw Preko.
Maikaba led his team to a 100 per cent record in April – a feat only achieved by Boboye in the same month, though the Akwa United manager edged his Plateau United counterpart by three points.