Osimhen, Oshoala, and Others Lead Nominees for 10th Nigeria Pitch Awards

Osimhen, Oshoala, and Others Lead Nominees for 10th Nigeria Pitch Awards

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Victor Osimhen, the reigning male African Footballer of the Year, dominates the nominations in four categories at the upcoming 10th Nigeria Pitch Awards. This announcement came on Thursday from the organizers of the awards during a well-attended Press Conference in Lagos, where the nominations were unveiled by SIAO Partners, the voter collation agent.

The Nigeria Pitch Awards, which extend recognition beyond the pitch, also honor individuals and entities contributing significantly to the sport’s development. Notably, the Sam Okwaraji Award, named after the legendary footballer, recognizes individuals who epitomize patriotism and selflessness.

Among the nominees are Bayer Leverkusen forward, Victor Boniface, and the reigning African Women Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, who top the list unveiled by the organizers of Nigeria’s longest-running football awards.

Osimhen, alongside other Super Eagles and Super Falcons stars, received nominations in various categories. The Napoli FC forward garnered the most nominations, including ‘Striker of the Year,’ ‘King of the Year,’ ‘Sam Okwaraji,’ and ‘Sportsmanship of the Year’ awards.

In a statement at the 10th anniversary event, the President of Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Phillips, emphasized the significance of the occasion. He outlined plans for a football summit to discuss the way forward for Nigeria’s football, aiming to inject fresh perspectives into the sport’s development.

Phillips highlighted the credibility of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, emphasizing the fair and transparent process behind the selections. The awards, he affirmed, serve as a platform to celebrate and reward the sacrifices of Nigerian football heroes, motivating players across the country.

The full list of nominees includes categories such as Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, Midfielder of the Year, Striker of the Year, Sam Okwaraji Award, Queen of the Pitch, King of the Pitch, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, State with the Best Grassroots Football Development Programme, Football Friendly Governor of the Year, Football Pitch of the Year, Media category, and Corporate category.

The awards also include the Sportsmanship Award, which sees Victor Osimhen and Kunle Soname among the nominees.

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