Ighalo, Osimhen & Ndidi headline Pitch Awards nominees

Ighalo, Osimhen & Ndidi headline Pitch Awards nominees
Manchester United's Odion Ighalo celebrates after scoring the second goal and making the score 2-0 during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and Club Brugge

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Mar 22, 2020. 13:00

Super Eagles strikers Odion Ighalo and Victor Osimhem are among the Nigeria Pitch Awards nominees.

The nominees for the seventh edition of the Pitch Awards were announced at the Ibis Hotel in Lagos.

Manchester United striker Ighalo, Lille marksman Osimhen and Villarreal attacker Samuel Chukwueze have been nominated for the Striker of the Year accolade.

While Getafe star Oghenekaro Etebo, Rangers FC midfield maestro Joe Aribo and Leicester City player Wilfred Ndidi are up for the Midfielder of the Year award.

Furthermore, Ndidi, Osimhen and Ighalo will also compete for the King of the Pitch accolade.

Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala has been nominated alongside Onome Ebi and Chiamaka Nnadozie for the Queen of the Pitch award.

Nominees In Full

Goalkeeper of the Year: Francis Uzoho Omonia, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Daniel Akpeyi

Defender of the Year: William Troost Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo

Midfielder of the Year: Oghenekaro Etebo, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi

Striker of the Year: Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze

Queen of the Pitch: Onome Ebi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Asisat Oshoala

King of the Pitch: Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen

Team of the Year: Lobi Stars, Super Eagles, Enyimba

Coach of the Year: Usman Abdallah, Thomas Dennerby, Gernot Rohr

Sam Okwaraji Award: Ahmed Musa, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Kunle Soname

State with best grassroots football development: Delta, Akwa Ibom, Lagos

Football Friendly Governor: Nyesom Wike, Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

Corporate Sponsor of Football Award: Aiteo Group, Zenith Bank, Bet9ja

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