Osimhen, Oshoala Leads Nominees For Nigeria Pitch Awards

Osimhen, Oshoala Leads Nominees For Nigeria Pitch Awards | Daily Report Nigeria

Super Eagles forward and Italian Serie A leading goal scorer, Victor Osimhen, and inform FC Barcelona Femeni forward, Asisat Oshoala, tops the list of nominees for the ninth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

The awards is scheduled to hold in the Federal Capital, Abuja on Friday, March 24, 2023.

Osimhen, who was the record scorer of the FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Chile with 10 goals in 2015, has continued his wonderful form in the Italian Serie A where he is currently the Top goal scorer with 15goals.

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He also scored four of Nigeria’s 10 goals in the record international win over Sao Tome and Principe last year

There are 18 categories of awards which include, King of the Pitch; Queen of the Pitch; Striker of the Year; Goalkeeper of the Year; Defender of the Year; Midfielder of the Year; Team of the Year; Coach of the Year; Sam Okwaraji Award; State With The Best Grassroots Football Development Programme; Football Pitch of the Year; Football-Friendly Governor of the Year; Corporate Sponsor of the Year; Sportsmanship Award; Football Journalist of the Year-Print; Football Journalist of the Year-TV; Football Journalist of the Year-Radio and; Football Journalist of the Year-Online.

Presenting the list of nominees to the NFF leadership on Thursday, the President of Matchmakers Consult International, Mr Shina Philips, expressed appreciation for the awards over the years and assured that the fine canons of transparency and credibility that have taken the Awards this far will never be discounted for any reason.

He said;

“We are happy with the encouragement and regard that we have continued to receive from the NFF since we started the Awards in 2013.

“The Federation has always been there and always present at the event. We are bold to say that the Awards will forever retain its integrity, transparency and credibility.”

Responding on behalf of the NFF President, Ibrahim Musa Gusau, who joined the presentation on the video to wish the organisers the best going forward.

Also, the NFF Technical Director, Augustine Eguavoen, assured the Nigeria Pitch Awards of the Federation’s continued support as long as the tenets of integrity and credibility associated with the awards over the years are sustained.

Also present at the presentation were NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire; Head of International, Dayo Enebi Achor and; Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Mr Nelson Olafisoye.

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