Lobi Stars gaffer, Solomon Ogbeide, has stated that his 2018 Coach of the Year award from Naija League Magazine Annual Awards will serve as motivation ahead of their CAF Champions League Match Day 2 tie away at ASEC Mimosas.
Ogbeide was presented with the award at the team’s Ijebu-Ode camp yesterday. Interestingly, Lobi Stars also claimed the Club Of The Year Award and Goal Of The Year Award scores by former Nigerian International, Zango Umar against Abia Warriors.
“I want to thank the organizers for this award as it is a testimony of the hard work we have done at Lobi Stars in 2018. I am proud of these awards. This will push us to do more as we intend to win the Champions League for Nigeria” he said to @naija_league.
Lobi Stars led the NPFL table for 24 match days and claimed the NFF Super Cup, in 2018. For the second time in its history, the team reached the Group Stage of the CAF Champions League, in 2018. Ogbeide dedicated the award to Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, Team Vice Chairman, Mike Idoko and players.
Publisher of Naija League Magazine, Ojeikere Aikhoje, presented the awards to Ogbeide and skipper of the Club, Cletus Itodo.