Organizers have announced plans to hold the 7th Award Ceremony of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards on 22 December 2020 at the Ibis Hotel Ikeja, Lagos.
Speaking to journalists in the nation’s capital Abuja, the President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Shina Philips stated that the 7th Award Ceremony which had earlier been scheduled to hold in March was postponed and rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant cancellation of major football events across the world.
“It has been our tradition since 2013 to schedule our award ceremonies to coincide with major Super Eagles match engagements’, Philips said.
Speaking further, he said ‘the 7th award ceremony was to honour deserving award winners for the year 2019. Unfortunately, the circumstances engineered by attempts to halt the spread of COVID-19 forced a major postponement of the event.”
Philips also stated that this years’ event would have a few guests and sports editors and journalists only in attendance.
“This year’s award ceremony will mark the first award ceremony which will be held in Lagos. As organizers and as a responsible corporate citizen, we are mindful of the need to observe all government laid down COVID-19 protocols in order to keep our guests safe.
“This is why physical attendance will be restricted as many nominees including members of the Super Eagles will follow the event online.”