Okpotu and Newman are making back-to-back appearances in the LBA shortlist for the player’s award after they were named in the running for the June edition.

Okpotu scored four goals in the month under review and provided two assists. Okpotu’s goals came in four successive matches against Enugu Rangers, Katsina United, Remo Stars and Enyimba.

Newman, on the other hand, scored a goal each in three different matches.

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He scored the winner against Enyimba and was among the goals in Akwa United’s 3-0 success over Gombe United. Both games at home. His goal at Rivers United in a rearranged fixture ensured the Promise Keepers got a point in Port Harcourt. He also provided an assist in the win against Gombe United

Gombe United’s Abbani helped himself to three goals and weighed in with an assist in the month under review. Abbani scored in the 1-1 draw at Nasarawa United on Matchday 27, and followed up with another goal in their 2-0 victory over northeast rivals El-Kanemi Warriors. The 19-year-old then featured in his team’s fightback from two goals behind at FC Ifeanyiubah to draw 2-2. He scored the first goal and provided the assist for the equalizer in that game.

Obaje’s outing for July was pretty straightforward. He scored a goal each in matches against Katsina United, Remo Stars and Enyimba.