Nigerian Sports Award Nominations Close 26 Sept.

Organizers of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award, Unmissable Incentives Limited say the nominations of Sportsmen and Women for the different categories of awards for the 2015 edition would close on Saturday, 26 September, 2015.

Kayode Idowu, Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, disclosed this in Lagos on Monday while briefing the media on developments on the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award.

Idowu revealed that the nominations for this year’s edition of the award was deliberately prolonged to close after the just concluded All African Games to accommodate the different major sporting activities for the year.

“In the past, we have had instances where some Nigerian Sportsmen and Women recorded some outstanding performances during the course of the award year but couldn’t make it into nominations.

“This is why we decided to ensure that nominations for this year closes at the end of all the major sporting events”, he said.

He then used the opportunity to commend and congratulate Team Nigeria athletes to the just concluded All African Games for their outstanding performance and medal haul at the tournament.

He also commended the Nigerian Basketball Team, D’Tigers for winning the recently concluded FIBA Africa Basketball competition and picking the ticket to compete in the Basketball event at the next Olympic billed to hold in Rio, Brazil.

He then restates the call for Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the remaining few days to nominate their favourite Nigerian athletes who have recorded excellent performance in their various sports during the course of the year.

He urged Nigerian sports enthusiasts to visit the website of the award using the link; or nominate on Facebook as well as Twitter.

It would be recalled that the nominations phase of the 2015 edition of the award opened on 4 June, 2015.

Verification of entries by the Auditors would hold between 26-28 September, while the announcement of final shortlist would be made public on 6 October.

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