.Ighalo (center) receiving a top prize during a previous Nigeria Pitch Awards. –
By Tunde Oyedele –
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo and Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala have been shortlisted in the list of Nominees announced for the 7th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards.
Three nominees each in the 16 categories of the Awards were announced during a Press Conference held at Ibis Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, 20 March, 2020.
Ighalo was shortlisted with Victor Osime and Samuel Chukwueze in the Striker of the Year category, while Oshoala was named in the Queen of the Pitch category.
Ighalo and Victor Osime made it a double as both players were nominated in the King of the Pitch category with Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City of England.
President of Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Philips, while expressing his satisfaction on the success recorded so far in organising the annual awards, said the Pitch Awards is ranked among the 10 best awards in Nigeria.
More details later.