Enyeama, Ikeme Shorlisted for Pitch Award

Enyeama, Ikeme Shorlisted for Pitch Award

The usual suspects, Vincent Enyeama, Mikel Obi and Carl Ikeme among others have been shortlisted in their respective categories for the Nigeria Pitch Award which enters its fifth edition.

The awards jointly organized by Matchmakers Consult International and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is slated to hold in Uyo at the weekend of Nigeria versus South Africa match for the qualification for 2019 Africa Cup of Nation.

The nomination was through voting process and was coordinated by SIAP Partners Limited. According to a press release by SIAO, voting was done by Nigerian sport editors across the 36 states of the federation between the 5th and 23rd April 2017 on Nigeria Pitch Awards website.

The votes were collated and verified by a team of auditors from which the names of top three nominees in each category.

The nominees in no particular order are:

 

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

Vincent Enyeama

Carl Ikeme

Ikechukwu Ezenwa

 

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

Leon Balogun

Kenneth Omeru.

William Troost-Ekong

 

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR

John Mikel Obi

Etebo Oghenekaro

Wilfred Ndidi

 

STRIKER OF THE YEAR

Chisom Egbuchulam

Godwin Obaje

Kelechi Iheanacho

 

MVP (MEN) IN THE NPFL
Godwin Obaje

Stephen Odey

Chisom Eguchulam

 

MVP (WOMEN) IN THE NWPL

Osinachi Ohale

Rafiat Sule

Chioma Wogu

 

QUEEN OF THE PITCH

Desire Oparanozie

Onome Ebi

Asisat Oshoala

 

KING OF THE PITCH

Victor Moses

John Obi Mikel

Kelechi Iheanacho

 

SAM OKWARAJI AWARD

Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah

Samson Siasia

John Mikel Obi

 

CLUB/TEAM OF THE YEAR

Super Falcons

Dream Team

Enugu Rangers

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Florence Omagbemi

Gernot Rohr

Imama Amapakapabo

 

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Adebimpe Quadri

Jelili Ogunmuyiwa

Ferdinard Udoh

 

STATE WITH THE BEST GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Delta

Lagos

Akwa Ibom

 

FOOTBALL FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR

Nyesom Wike – Rivers State

Udom Emmanuel-  Akwa Ibom State

Akinwunmi Ambode – Lagos State
FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR –        RADIO

Bimbo Adeola

Olawale Adigun

Arafat Aliu

 

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR –        PRINT

Tobi Emmanuel

Tana Aiyejina

Ade Ojeikere

 

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – TV

Mozez Praiz

Austin Okon-Apkan

Toyin Ibitioye

 

 

 

 

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