Sunday, 15 April 2012


Rabiu Ali of Kano Pillars and kabir Sulaiman Dogo  of ABS FC have been named by the Nigerian Premier League Blogger Awards as player and Manager of the month respectively for March.
ABS went on an eight game winning streak, winning five and drawing three to earn their gaffer the award including a win at Kaduna United on match day 4 to show intent in his first game as care taker boss.
Trainer of the Saraki Boys further handed down a seven-game target to go unbeaten and surpassed it in same month.

However, only the duo of Baba Ganaru and Austin Eguavoen of Kano Pillars and Enyimba came closest to equaling the unbeaten feat of Dogo and his team.
Enyimba and Kano Pillars finished with one loss apiece in March.
But the real battle was in the player’s category where Ali, Bala Mohammed of Jigawa Golden Stars and Sibi Gwar of Niger Tornadoes were tied on four goals each.
Mohammed has been the talisman for the Golden Stars so far this season but two of his four goals came from penalties compared to Ali and Gwar, who scored all of their four goals each from open play.
The battle for the Player of March was trimmed down to Ali and Gwar with the former slightly edging the Tornadoes’ man.
Ali’s goals were able to help Pillars notch up wins against Sunshine Stars and 3SC while Gwar’s goals secured just a win for Tornadoes against Sharks and two draws against Enugu Rangers and Kwara United.
The organisers of the monthly award, the Naija Premier League Bloggers Awards, will present Ali and Dogo with certificates for their feat in April.

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