Nigeria Pitch Awards Nominees Announced: Moses, Oshoala, Others Listed

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The Nigeria Pitch Awards nominees for 2017 were on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 announced, as Chelsea FC of England’s Victor Moses, Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel, Women’s African Player of The Year/Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshola, goalkeepers carl Ikeme, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Dele Ajiboye were shortlisted.

The nominees were named at a Press Conference held by the organisers led by Shina Philips and their partners SIAO at the Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja, Lagos.

Three nominees each emerged in the 17 categories listed for the annual football awards ceremony, which comes up in Lagos next Month.

Below Are Full list of Nominees:

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR Club
1. Carl Ikeme Wolverhampton Wanderers
2. Ikechukwu Ezenwa Ifeanyi Ubah FC
3. Dele Ajiboye Plateau United FC

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
1. Leon Balogun FSV Mainz 05
2. William Troost-Ekong Bursapor FC
3. Shehu Abdullahi Anothosis Famagusta FC

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
1. John Mikel Obi Tianjin Teda
2. Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City FC
3. Victor Moses Chelsea FC

STRIKER OF THE YEAR
1. Victor Moses Chelsea FC
2. Anthony Okpotu Lobi Stars FC
3. Odion Ighalo Changchun Yatai

MVP (MEN) IN THE NPFL
1. Ikechukwu Ezenwa Ifeanyi Ubah FC
2. Stephen Odey MFM FC/FC Zurich
3. Anthony Okpotu Lobi Stars FC

MVP (WOMEN) IN THE NWFL
1. Charity Rueben Ibom Angels
2. Rasheedat Ajibade FC Robo
3. Amarachi Okonkwo Nasarawa Amazon

COACH OF THE YEAR
1. Fidelis Elechukwu MFM FC
2. Gernot Rohr Super Eagles
3. Kennedy Boboye Plateau United

CLUB/TEAM OF THE YEAR
1. Super Eagles
2. Plateau United FC
3. MFM FC

REFEREE OF THE YEAR
1. Ferdinand Udoh
2. Adebimpe Quadri
3. Ogabor Joseph

STATE WITH THE BEST GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
1. Lagos State
2. Rivers State
3. Delta State

FOOTBALL FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR
1. His Excellency Godwin Obaseki Edo State
2. His Excellency Emmanuel Udom Akwa Ibom State
3. His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos State

SAM OKWARAJI AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO NIGERIAN FOOTBALL
1. Shehu Dikko 2nd Vice President, NFF
2. Amaju Melvin Pinnick President, NFF
3. Chief Ifeanyi Ubah Chairman, Ifeanyi Ubah FC

CORPORATE SPONSOR OF FOOTBALL AWARD
1. Aiteo Group
2. Nigerian Breweries plc
3. Coca Cola plc

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT)
1. Johnny Edwards Complete Sports
2. Tana Aiyejina Punch Newspapers
3. Olalekan Okusan The Nation Newspapers

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (RADIO)
1. Godwin Enakhena Top Radio FM
2. Olawale Adigun Top Radio FM
3. Tony Bekederemo Brila FM

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (TV)
1. Austin Okon-Akpan Channels TV
2. Godwin Enakhena LTV/SportsSplash
3. Mozez Praiz Supersport

QUEEN OF THE PITCH
1. Rasheedat Ajibade FC Robo
2. Rueben Charity Ibom Angels
3. Asisat Oshoala Dalian Quanjian

KING OF THE PITCH
1. Victor Moses Chelsea FC
2. Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City FC
3. John Mikel Obi Tiajin Teda


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