The sixth King and Queen of Nigerian football would be revealed on Saturday, June 8, in Asaba, Delta state, where the 2018 Nigeria Pitch Awards will take place.
According to the organisers, the yearly ceremony, organised to honour Nigeria’s outstanding performers in football, will be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel after Nigeria’s friendly with Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
“The award ceremony will spotlight top Super Eagles members, other footballers, coaches, referees, football journalists and other stakeholders who were voted as winners by our voters spread across the 36 states of the country,” said Shina Philips, president of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.
“The voting process of the Nigeria Pitch Awards is coordinated entirely by SIAO Partners, Nigeria’s foremost accounting firm. Like all lovers of football in Nigeria, we eagerly await the results from the accounting firm at the award ceremony in Asaba.”
In contention for the King of the Pitch are Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi, while one of Francesca Ordega, Asisat Oshoala and Rasheedat Ajibade would emerge as the Queen of the Pitch for 2018.
Nigeria Pitch Awards 2019 Nominees
MVP In NPFL
Godwin Aguda (Rangers)
Junior Lokosa (Pillars)
Mfon Udoh (Akwa United)
MVP QUEEN OF THE PITCH
KING OF THE PITCH
Coach Of the Year
Club Of The Year
National Team of the Year
Super Sand Eagles
Referee of the Year
Ogabor Joseph Odey
Samuel Okparaji Award
State With The Best Grassroots Devt. Program
Football Friendly Governor
Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom)
Nyesom Wike ( Rivers)
Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta)
Football Journalist of the year: Print
Football Journalist Of the year (Radio)
Football Journalist of the Year (broadcast)
Austin Okon Akpan
Football Journalist Of the Year (Online)
Corporate Sponsor Of Football Awards
Nigeria Breweries PLC