NFF Awards: Gbenga Ogunbote and Thomas Dennerby emerge male and female coaches of the year

NFF Awards: Gbenga Ogunbote and Thomas Dennerby emerge male and female coaches of the year

- NFF Awards night saw Enugu Rangers coach emerge the male coach of the year

- Super Falcons handler Thomas Dennerby emerges best female coach of 2018

- Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr and Lobi's Solomon Ogbeide finished second and third respectively

Enugu Rangers head coach Gbenga Ogunbote emerged the Nigerian coach of the year (male) at the second edition of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) awards night held on Monday, April 1, at the Eko Hotels & Suites.

Ogunbote guided the Flying Antelopes to claims the 2018 Federation Cup in Asaba after overturning a three-goal deficit to beat Kano Pillars in penalty shoot-out.

The former Sunshine Stars boss saw off the duo of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and Lobi Stars' Solomon Ogbeide to the top prize

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Interestingly, while Franco-German tactician ensured Nigeria qualified for to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt this summer, after missing out the last two editions of the tournament, .Ogbeide handed Lobi ti the CAF Champions League group stage before they bowed out

On the other hand, Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby claimed the Nigerian coach of the year (female) after seeing off the Bayelsa Queens coach Moses Aduku and Matthew Wemimo of Sunshine Queens.

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The 59-year-old was in the dugout as Nigeria's Super Falcons claimed her ninth African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) title in Ghana last year.

A performance that saw the Falcons seal one of the three spots to this year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France as the continent's champions.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has showered encomiums on his players following their slim victory over Egypt in an international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

An early goal from newly invited Paul Onuachu propelled Nigeria over their north African counterpart in the game.

Though, no trophy was at stake at the end of the match, both teams have their pride to protect as they have been rivals in continental football for a long time.

The victory came on the back of the Eagles 3-1 win over Seychelles in the final group game of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers at the same venue.

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