NPFL record scorer Mfon Udoh listed for February LBA


Akwa United forward Mfon Udoh has been shortlisted for the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) player for February award in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

According to a statement released by LBA on Friday, Udoh will contest for the individual prize with three other players.

Others in the running are Abdulrahman Bashir of Enyimba, Tasiu Lawal of Katsina United and Fuad Ekelojuoti of Sunshine Stars.

Udoh, who scored a record 23 goals in a single season five years ago, has been pivotal in Akwa United’s resurgence after a disappointing start to the season when they suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at home to El-Kanemi Warriors.

The former Enyimba man scored four times in February and chipped in with two assists during the month under review – directly being involved in six of Akwa United’s 10 goals last month.

Bashir, Ekelojuoti and Lawal scored three goals each in the month under review with the pair of Ekelojuoti and Lawal weighing in with an assist each.

In the manager’s list for honour are Fidelis Ilechukwu of MFM FC, Rafael Everton of Akwa United, Usman Abd’Allah of Enyimba and Ibrahim Musa of Kano Pillars.

Everton and Ilechukwu led Akwa United and MFM FC respectively to unbeaten outings in February to finish among the pacesetters in both groups of the top division.

Abd’Allah helped Enyimba reach double figures of points in February after three wins and a draw with a defeat at Wikki Tourists while Musa, who made a return to the dugout for Kano Pillars, ensured the four-time champions claimed nine out of 12 points available to them last month.

The LBA stated that the winners for February will be announced next week.


Abdulrahman Bashir (Enyimba)
Tasiu Lawal (Katsina United)
Fuad Ekelojuoti (Sunshine Stars)
Mfon Udoh (Akwa United)

Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)
Rafael Everton (Akwa United)
Usman Abd’Allah (Enyimba)
Ibrahim Musa (Kano Pillars)


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