Finidi George to challenge Bendel Insurance's Odigie, 2 others for NPFL Coach of the Month award

Enyimba's Finidi George

Finidi George to challenge Bendel Insurance's Odigie, 2 others for NPFL Coach of the Month award

Jidechi Chidiezie 15:56 - 04.05.2023

It becomes the second nomination for the Super Eagles legend as his team attempts to qualify for the NPFL Super 6 playoff.

Super Eagles assistant coach and Enyimba's head coach Finidi George has been nominated alongside three others for the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) Coach of the Month award for March and April.

The monthly honours set out to recognize the efforts of the best-performing actors in the league, with the latest considering the March to April 2023 period.

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According to the organisers of the NPFL monthly honours - the League Bloggers Awards (LBA), March was placed under consideration along with April as only two rounds of matches had been held in the month.

The NPFL had between February and March 2023, been on a three-week break due to Nigeria's general elections, with the league resuming on March 25.

Since the resumption of the league, there have been seven matchdays, with teams left with their final two fixture of the regular season.

4 managers nominated

Bendel Insurance head coach Monday Odigie - who won the award in January and February - made the shortlist for the award for the third time this season, having led his side to an unbeaten run in seven match days, and a continued run towards a possible unbeaten season.

Former Super Eagles winger and Enyimba boss Finidi George bagged his second nomination following impressive wins away at Kwara United and El-Kanemi Warriors, and just one defeat in his last seven games.

Remo Stars' Daniel Ogunmodede and Doma United's Akinade Onigbinde are two of the other managers who forced their way into the exclusive list, Remo Stars achieving in a run in their last seven matches, and underdogs Doma United continuing their audacious attempt to play in the NPFL Super 6 playoffs.