Ogenyi, Melai win September League Bloggers Award


Lobi Stars head coach Evans Ogenyi and his goalkeeper Terkaa Melai have been named the Manager and Player of the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) for September respectively.

Ogenyi has emerged LBA Manager for September after guiding his team, Lobi Stars, away from the relegation zone. The Makurdi based side looked doomed for the drop after their 0-3 loss to Enyimba before bouncing with two home wins and two draws to move into the top half of the log.

For the LBA Player for the same month, Melai dusted off challenges from NPFL leading scorer Victor Namo, Chinedu Udeagha (Enugu Rangers), Christian Pyagbara (Sharks) and Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves) to win the award for the second time.

The Lobi Stars net minder in the month under review put up impressive displays in two away games at Kwara United and Warri Wolves as well as in two home matches against Nembe City and Kaduna United keeping three clean slates in the process.

League Bloggers Award has been in the forefront of recognising players and managers for their on-pitch contribution in the Nigeria Premier League since 2009.