Pinnick: NFF will continue to support Nigeria Pitch Awards

Pinnick: NFF will continue to support Nigeria Pitch Awards
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Sep 22, 2020. 13:00

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has pledged the organisation’s continued support to the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, Pinnick advised Matchmakers Consult International, the organisers of the awards, to continue the good work they have done in regards to previous editions.

The 2020 Nigeria Pitch Awards are scheduled to be held in November in Asaba, Delta State.

“I am impressed by the hard work and transparency that the organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards bring into the process and organisation of the ceremony each year,” said Pinnick, as quoted by The Guardian.

“Despite a number of challenges and hurdles to cross over the years, they have never faltered in putting up an impressive show, and more importantly, the integrity of the selections has been obvious to followers of the game.

“It is rather difficult to keep up standards and maintain certain parameters especially with the hailstorm of the COVID-19, but I want to charge the organisers to do their utmost to maintain the integrity of the awards and strive to keep to the standards they have set over the years.”

The 2019 Nigeria Pitch Awards saw Ahmed Musa named ‘King of the Pitch’, while ‘Queen of the Pitch’ was Francisca Ordega and ‘Coach of the Year’ was Gbenga Ogunbote.

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