Nigerian striker Ranti Martins scored 27 goals for Prayag United in I-League and topping the scorers’ list. It was double delight for Ranti as he also won the ‘Best Forward’ award pipping East Bengal’s ChidiEdeh. Veteran goalkeeper SandipNandy, who is pushing 40, was also rewarded for his stupendous performance under the Churchill Brothers goalpost as he bagged the ‘Best Goalkeeper’ award beating Salgaocar’sKaranjit Singh and Dempo’sSubhasish Roy Chowdhury, who were second and third respectively. Talented India international and Churchill Brothers medio Lenny Rodrigues also dominated the awards list as he finished runner-up to Ranti in the ‘Best Player’ list but made up for it by winning the ‘Best Midfielder’ award. The lanky Lenny, who has been a regular feature in the starting XI of the national team, was a picture of consistency in the Churchill midfield. East Bengal’s UgaOkpara won the ‘Best Defender’ award beating Prayag’s Bello Razzaq and Churchill Brothers’ Bilal Najjarin. All the Players were chosen as winners after voting from all the Coaches and Captains of I-League Clubs. The Best Coach for the I-League 2012-13 will be decided in the next AIFF Executive Committee meeting.


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