A number of names have been shortlisted for honours at the 7th Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.
Former Super Eagles and Manchester United new sensation, Odion Ighalo, Leicester City F.C midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Lille hitman, Victor Osimhen and Villarreal FC playmaker, Samuel Chukwueze are among names of Nigerian footballers, officials and football administrators shortlisted.
Speaking in Lagos at a world press conference attended by journalists, Mr Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards expresses the appreciation of the organizers to the President and Management of the Nigeria Football Federation and all voters across the country who voted. He said in the last seven years, organizers have worked hard to sustain the core values.
Also speaking at the press conference, Nneka Eneli, SIAO Partners’ Head of Human Resources and Corporate Development, who represented Pastor Ituah Ighodalo said the accounting firm observed all due process while collating and auditing the results.
While announcing the names of nominees, Mr Ademola Olajire, the NFF Director of Communication, stated that the federation endorsed and have continued to support the Nigeria Pitch Awards because the award process is credible and transparent.
‘‘Every time the organizers announce results, there are no controversies because the award process is credible and transparent.’'
In the King of the Pitch category, Ighalo, Osimhen, Ndidi will vie to clinch the top award.
The Queen of the Pitch award will be a tough battle between Onome Ebi of Henan Huishang FC, Chiamaka Nnadozie of Super Falcons and Rivers Angels FC and Super Falcon’s veteran goal poacher, Asisat Oshoala.
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