Enyimba striker, Mfon Udoh, was voted a Player of the Season in the Nigerian League at the League Bloggers Award, LBA, held Monday night in Lagos.
Udoh beat his Enyimba teammate, Bobby Sokari, as well as the duo of Emem Uduok of Dolphins FC and Peter Ebimobowei of Bayelsa United to win the top accolade at the third edition of the LBA which took place at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in the Lagos State Capital, Ikeja.
For emerging as the Player of the Season, Udoh who is also the season’s top scorer with 23 goals was rewarded with a saloon car from a sponsor of the awards, 1960 bet.
Udoh told PREMIUM TIMES that he was so honoured to be voted the best amongst the rest even as he also revealed that he was quitting the local scene for a shot at a brighter career oversees.
“Every season the highest goal scorer don’t stay in the league, they go abroad; my own will not be any different,” the former Akwa United player, who has also featured for the Super Eagles B team, stated. “I am going to be in Europe next season.”
In a well-attended ceremony, which also saw the presence of the League Management Company boss, Nduka Irabor, Kano Pillars was voted the Club of the Year for the third year running.
Kano Pillars captain, Theophilus Afelokhai, was also voted goalkeeper of the season while the club manager, Okey Emordi, was picked as the Manager of the season.
· Fair Play Award: Heartland FC
· Best use of social media: Enyimba FC
· Best club website: enyimbafc.net
· Club with best designed jersey: Dolphins FC
· Best new goalkeeper: Emmanuel Iwu of Heartland
· Best developmental team: Lobi Stars
· Best new player: Chisom Chikatara Abia Warriors
· Best goalkeeper: Theophilus Afelokhai of Kano Pillars
· Best foreign player in the league: Cameroonian Tamen Mendrano
· Best newly promoted side: Giwa FC
· Club of the year: Kano Pillars
· Manager of the Year: Okey Emordi of Kano pillars
· Best national team player: Gbolahan salami
· Top scorer in the league: Mfon Udoh
· Player of the season: Mfon Udoh