Enyeama, Ndidi, Iheanacho nominated for Nigeria Pitch Awards

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The nominations for the 4th Nigeria Pitch Awards have been released.

The awards jointly organised by Matchmakers Consult International and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is slated to hold in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, at the weekend.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Ademola Olajire, NFF media director, said: “In a letter to the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, signed by the managing partner, SIAO Partners Ltd, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the auditing firm said that voting was done by Nigeria sports editors/managers.

“They are from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), between April 5 and April 23, 2017.

“The votes were collated and verified by our team of Auditors and we pride ourselves as one of the best accounting and audit firms operating in Nigeria.

“We have approached this collation process with extreme care and with the standard professional ethics required to sustain the core values of transparency, credibility and integrity.

“Therefore, we take professional responsibility for the integrity of the results presented.”

According to the statement, there are 18 award categories and three nominees for each category.

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

Vincent Enyeama

Carl Ikeme

Ikechukwu Ezenwa

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

Leon Balogun

Kenneth Omeruo

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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