Bayelsa Queens forward Reuben Charity and Rivers Angels Manager Edwin Okon have been named NWFL Premiership Player and Manager For February respectively by the Naija Women Football League Awards.
Both Reuben and Okon will be taking home the award for the first time since the monthly award began three seasons ago.
The former Ibom Angels forward scored two late goals each in the game against Edo Queens and Abia Angels to earn her side maximum points in the two games.
Reuben scored a brace as Bayelsa Queens battled to defeat hard-fighting neighbours Edo Queens at the Samson Siasia Stadium, and netted her third goal in February as they got an important away win against Abia Angels in Umuahia.
Okon, meanwhile had a 100% record in the month of February, winning all his three games, which included two victories away from home.
The ‘Jewel of Rivers’ got maximum points in Uyo and Calabar as they defeated both Ibom Angels and Pelican Stars on their homegrounds.
The Naija Women Football League Awards have revealed nominees for the Player and Manager of the month award for February with Edo Queen’s Elizabeth Zirike and Bayelsa Queen’s Charity Reuben among the contenders for the first gong of 2021 following the suspension of the league in January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other nominees for player of the month awards include Adejoke Ejalonibu who had a great month of February, scoring important goals for the Christopher Danjuma’s tutored side and Damilola Koku, whose high work rate upfront and goals helped Rivers Angels remain second in the month of February.
Charity Reuben and Elizabeth Zirike both netted thrice in February with both scoring a brace each when Bayelsa Queens and Edo Queens met at the Samson Siasia Stadium on match-day 6.
In the Manager’s category, Delta Queens David Ochei, Bayelsa Queens Moses Aduku, who won the Naija Women Football League manager of December and Rivers Angels Edwin Okon all made the shortlist for February Manager of the month Award.
Edwin Okon whose side won all their three matches in the month of February, including two away victories against Ibom Angels and Pelican Stars respectively.
Moses Aduku’s side Bayelsa Queens won two and drew one in February, including a difficult home win against Edo Queens and an away win against Abia Angels.
David Ochei’s side Delta Queens won two and drew one in the month of February, a big win against Bayelsa Queens and FC Robo Queens at home and an away draw in Lokoja against Confluence Queens.
FC Robo Queens forward Gift Monday and Bayelsa Queens Gaffer Moses Aduku inswept up the December player and Manager of the Month Award respectively.
The winners will be announced on Monday, the 15th of March 2021.