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List of winners at the 2018 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles’ Victor Moses, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Leon Balogun and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as Gernot Rohr and Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala were all award recipients at 2017/2018 Nigeria Pitch Awards held on Monday night.

The Nigeria Pitch Awards are awards presented to Nigerian former and present sports people, administrators and journalists in recognition of their positive contributions to sports in Nigeria.

It was the fifth edition of the Awards, and it took place at the Le Meridien Ogeyi Place in Port Harcourt, after the Super Eagles friendly match against Democratic Republic of Congo which ended 1-1 draw.

Below is the full list of winners:

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR -Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Ifeanyi Ubah FC)
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR – Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05)
MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR – Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City FC)
STRIKER OF THE YEAR – Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars FC)
MVP (MEN) IN THE NPFL – Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars FC)
MVP (WOMEN) IN THE NWFL – Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo)
COACH OF THE YEAR – Kennedy Boboye (Plateau United)
CLUB/TEAM OF THE YEAR – Plateau United FC
REFEREE OF THE YEAR – Ferdinand Udoh

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STATE WITH THE BEST GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – Lagos State
FOOTBALL FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR – His Excellency Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom State)
SAM OKWARAJI AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO NIGERIAN FOOTBALL – Amaju Melvin Pinnick (President, NFF)
CORPORATE SPONSOR OF FOOTBALL AWARD – Aiteo Group

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT) – Tana Aiyejina (Punch Newspapers)
FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (RADIO) – Olawale Adigun Top Radio FM
FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (TV) – Austin Okon-Akpan (Channels TV)
QUEEN OF THE PITCH – Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian)
KING OF THE PITCH – Victor Moses (Chelsea FC)

1. His Excellency Nyeson Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State- Special Achievement in Football Award
2. Gernot Rohr – Achievement in Football Award
3. Aisha Falode – Achievement in Football Award
4. Channels Kids Cup – Achievement in Football Award

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