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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

The Nigeria Pitch Awards organizers are still optimistic of hosting the 7th edition of the glamorous award this year irrespective of the on-going spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Nation Online, The Chief Executive Officer of the Pitch Award Shina Philips, the initiator of the award has sustained this incredible platform to reward footballers, administrators, coaches, clubs, sponsors and journalist for their industry, commitment and passion for the games and the nation.

Shina disclosed plans were underway to stage the event in line with the social distancing guideline of the Federal government.

" This year’s EURO Cup and the 2020 Olympics due to hold this summer in Tokyo had been put off,” Philips said. “All football, rugby, basketball Leagues in Europe, America, Asia and Africa have long been suspended with organisers considering declaring them inconclusive altogether.


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" Unfortunately, we had already scheduled the 7th Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards before the lockdown was announced. But like other international events, the pandemic had forced organizers to suspend the event.

" For us as a responsible organisation, we could not have done otherwise. We felt we should abide by Government’s order and toe the line of all responsible organizations.

The 7th edition of the awards was initially slated for March 30 in Asaba, Delta State but was put off due to the deadly virus outbreak in Nigerian in the month of March, 2020.

Nominees for different categories are:

Striker of the Year:

Odion Ighalo ( Shanghai Shenhua FC)
Victor Osimhen ( Lille OSC)
Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal CF)

Team of the year:

Lobi Stars
Enyimba FC
Super Eagles

Coach of the Year:

Gernot Rohr
Usman Abdallah
Thomas Dennerby

Samuel Okwaraji Award:

Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi (1st Vice President, NFF)
Kunle Soname (Chairman, BET9ja)
Ahmed Musa (Super Eagles)


State with the best grassroots Football Development Programme

Delta State
Lagos State
Akwa Ibom State


Football Friendly Governor of the Year:

His Excellency, Nyesom Wike CON (Rivers State)
His Excellency, Udom Emmanuel Akwa Ibom State)
His Excellency, Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta State)


Corporate Sponsors of Football:

Aiteo Group
Zenith Bank
Bet9ja


Football Journalist of the year (Prints):

Charles Diya (New Telegraph)
Tana Ayejina (Punch Newspaper)
Jonny Edwards (Punch Newspaper)


Football Journalist of the year (TV):

Cecilia Omoregbe ( Channels TV)
Austin Okon – Akpan ( Channels TV)
Mozez Praiz ( Supersports TV)


Football Journalist of the year (Radio):

Emmanuel Etim (Nigeria Info 99.3 FM)
Tony Bekederamo Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM)
Olawale Adigun (Top Radio 90.9 FM)


Football Journalist of the year (Online):

Fisayo Dairo (aclsports dot com)
Sam Ahmadu (goal dot com)
Kunle Solaja (sports village square dot com

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