Sunshine Stars FC Win LBA Q1 Award
Sunshine Stars FC Win League Bloggers Awards Q1 Honours
The organisers of the League Bloggers Award (LBA) have announced the winner for its quarterly award introduced to honour winners of each of the four quarters in the Glo Premier League.
Sunshine Stars FC (Akure) have been named the winners of the LBA Q1 after finishing top of the Glo Premier League in the first quarter of this season.
The Owena Waves, after match day 10 in the Nigerian top flight, amassed 20 points, two more than the chasing pack of Kano Pillars and Enyimba in second and third positions respectively.
Sunshine Stars won six matches, drew two and lost two while they scored 14 goals, including five of the goals being netted by Tunde Adeniji. They shipped in seven goals from the 10 games played.
The Akure based club are yet to lose in their last five matches including a win at Heartland and a draw at Nasarawa United. Their last defeat was on match day five when they lost one-nil at El-Kanemi Warriors on April 22.
Sunshine Stars have also scored in every of their last five matches in the league.
"Sunshine Stars have been playing great football since the second half of the first quarter and it's no surprise that they have emerged winner of Quarter One,” LBA CEO, Ojeikere Aikhoje said.
"Congrats to the Akin Akinbobola-led management, coaches Kennedy Boboye and Henry Abiodun, players as well as supporters, for this feat."
The Q-award started in 2013 and current Glo Premier League champions, Kano Pillars, won the maiden edition in the first quarter with 19 points.
Sharks were the winners of the same award last year after the first 10 matches with 18 points.