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Ighalo, Rohr, Shortlisted For Nigeria Pitch Awards (Full List)

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Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, Leicester City F.C midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen and Villarreal FC playmaker, Samuel Chukwueze have been shortlisted for honours at the 7th Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

Speaking in Lagos at a World Press Conference attended by Sports Editors and journalists, Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards expresses the appreciation of the organizers to the President and Management of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and all voters across the country who voted. He said in the last 7 years, organizers have worked hard to sustain the core values.

Manchester United striker, Ighalo, Osimhen and Ndidi will vie for the King of the Pitch 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 Barcelona Women and Super Falcon’s veteran goal poacher, Asisat Oshoala.

List of other nominees is below:

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
1. Francis Uzoho Omonia Nicosia FC
2. Chiamaka Nnadozie Rivers Angels FC
3. Daniel Akpeyi Kaizer Chiefs FC

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
1 William Troost Ekong Udinese FC
2 Chidozie Awaziem Club Deportivo Leganés
3 Kenneth Omeruo Club Deportivo Leganés

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
1 Oghenekaro Etebo Getafe CF
2 Joe Aribo Rangers FC
3 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City F.C

STRIKER OF THE YEAR
1 Odion Ighalo Shanghai Shenhua FC
2 Victor Osimhen Lille OSC
3 Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal CF

QUEEN OF THE PITCH
1 Onome Ebi Henan Huishang FC
2 Chiamaka Nnadozie Rivers Angels FC
3 Asisat Oshoala FC Barcelona Femení

KING OF THE PITCH
1 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City F.C
2 Odion Ighalo Shanghai Shenhua FC
3 Victor Osimhen Lille OSC

TEAM OF THE YEAR
1 Lobi Stars Benue State
2 Super Eagles National Team
3 Enyimba International FC Abia State

COACH OF THE YEAR
1 Usman Abdallah Enyimba International FC
2 Thomas Dennerby Super Falcons
3 Gernot Rohr Super Eagles

SAM OKWARAJI AWARD
1 Ahmed Musa Super Eagles
2 Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi Ist Vice President, NFF
3 Kunle Soname Chairman, BET9JA

STATE WITH THE BEST GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
1 Delta State
2 Akwa Ibom State
3 Lagos State

FOOTBALL FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR
1 His Excellency, Nyesom Wike CON Rivers State
2 His Excellency, Udom Emmanuel Akwa Ibom State
3 His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa Delta State

CORPORATE SPONSOR OF FOOTBALL AWARD
1 AITEO Group Oil & Gas
2 Zenith Bank plc Banking
3 Bet9ja Sport Betting

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – PRINT
1 Charles Diya New Telegraph Newspapers
2 Johnny Edward Punch Newspapers
3 Tana Aiyejina Punch Newspapers

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – TV
1 Cecilia Omoregbe Channels TV
2 Austin Okon-Apkan Channels TV
3 Mozez Praiz Supersport

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – RADIO
1 Tony Bekederemo Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM
2 Emmanuel Etim Nigeria Info 99.3 FM
3 Wale Adigun Top Radio 90.9 FM

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
1 Fisayo Dairo aclsports.com
2 Samuel Ahmadu goal.com
3 Kunle Solaja sportsvillages

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.