LEAGUE BLOGGERS AWARD: Akwa United Earn Best Government Sponsored Team Nomination

BY: AKILA MATAWAL

Akwa United Football Club of Uyo have been nominated in the Best Government Sponsored Team of the Season category of the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) following the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) campaign.

Sponsored by the Akwa Ibom State Government, the Promise Keepers have massively improved in staff and players’ welfare since the appointment of current Chairman, Elder Paul Bassey in 2016 by former Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

Akwa United are nominated alongside Bendel Insurance, sponsored by the Edo State Government, and Rivers United, sponsored by the Rivers State Government in the same fold.

Meanwhile, Akwa United’s official partner, IXBet is also in the running for the Best in Brand Sponsorship category, While Sterling Bank of Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars Betnaija are the two other contenders for the award.

Equally, Akwa United midfielder, Cyril Olisema has been announced as a contender in the Midfielder of the Season category after enjoying a fantastic season.

The midfield enforcer scored six times in the League last season to finish as the team’s top scorer.

He also provided six assists as Akwa United finished fourth in Group A of the abridged league season, and will fight for the accolade with Lobi Stars attacking midfielder, Joseph Atule and Rivers United defensive midfielder, Morice Chukwu.

On the other hand, Remo Stars Sports Club’s Daniel Ijaball Ogunmodede, Enyimba’s Finidi George and Bendel Insurance’s Monday Odigie, will jostle for the Coach of the Season award.

The Player of the Season category has Remo Stars goalkeeper, Kayode Bankole, Enyimba forward, Chukwuemeka Obioma and Rivers United left back, Chidiebube Duru as nominees.

Other award categories include: Defender of the Season, Goalkeeper of the Season, Rookie of the Season and Best Foreign Player of the Season.

Winners in all the categories will be announced subsequently by organisers of the online recognition (League Bloggers).

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