Both former Nigerian internationals assured of their presence at the first edition of the end-of-season LBA this week.
And Akpoborie believes that the reward system put in place by the League Bloggers will help the "confidence" of players in the Nigerian top flight.
He commended the LBA for coming up with such an event to recognise the actors, especially players, in the league.
-The players need something like this to boost their confidence and spur them on to do more. It's a good move by the organisers to recognise the players after all they've done in the league, said Akpoborie.
Twelve categories will be competed for in the 2012 LBA including the prestigious Player of the Season, which will round off the ceremony.