April 25, 2019
Sport

AITEO/NFF Football Awards Hold in Lagos

The second edition of the Nigerian Football Federation and AITEO Football Awards takes centre stage today at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, the event will be graced by more than 20 Presidents of FIFA’s Member Associations across the African continent.

The Secretary General of world football ruling body, FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura arrived in Nigeria on Saturday: the Senegalese born former UN top official will receive the NFF Merit Award.

A major highlights of the night would be the special honour to the 1994 class of the Super Eagles, for being the first to qualify Nigeria for the FIFA USA 1994 World Cup finals, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia and reaching the Round of 16 at the World Cup finals in America.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Late Chief M.K.O, will be honoured posthumously with the NFF Presidential Award.

For the Men player of the year category Super Eagles trio of Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi have all been nominated for the AITEO NFF Player of the Year, in the women’s category, Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega, and Onome Ebi made the cut for the award.

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby, Bayelsa Queens’ Moses Aduku and Wemimo Matthew of Sunshine Queens were the three women coaches shortlisted for the Female coach of the year , while Gernot Rohr, Solomon Ogbeide of Lobi Stars FC and Rangers of Enugu gaffer Gbenga Ogunbote are nominees coach of the Year in the men’s category.

Rasheedat Ajibade, Anam Imo, and Chiamaka Nnadozie were nominated for the women’s Young Player of the year award while Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze were shortlisted for the men’s Young Player of the year award.

The First Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi was of the opinion that the second edition of the NFF/AITEO Football Awards scheduled for today at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos will be a lot better than the last edition. He also assures Nigerian football followers that the event will showcase the beauty in the country’s culture.

Full List of Nominees

PLAYER OF THE YEAR MEN

Ahmed Musa
Odion Ighalo
Alex Iwobi
PLAYER OF THE YEAR MEN

Assisat Oshoala
Onome Ebi
Ordega Fransisca
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR MALE

Samuel Chukwueze
Victor Osimhen
Henry Oyenkuru
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR FEMALE

Rashidat Ajibade
Chiamaka Nnadozie
COACH OF THE YEAR MALE

Solomon Ogbeide – lobi Stars
Gernot Rohr – Super Eagles

Ahmed Musa
Odion Ighalo
Alex Iwobi
PLAYER OF THE YEAR MEN

Assisat Oshoala
Onome Ebi
Ordega Fransisca
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR MALE

Samuel Chukwueze
Victor Osimhen
Henry Oyenkuru
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR FEMALE

Rashidat Ajibade
Chiamaka Nnadozie
COACH OF THE YEAR MALE

Solomon Ogbeide – lobi Stars
Gernot Rohr – Super Eagles
Gbenga Ogunbote – Rangers International
COACH OF THE YEAR FEMALE

Moses Aduku – Bayelsa Queens
Wemimo Mathew – Sunshine Queens
Thomas dennerby – Super Falcons
GOAL

GOAL OF THE SEASON

Ahmed Musa 2nd Goal Nigeria vs Iceland
Odion Ighalo 3rd Goal Nigeria vs Libya
Kelvin Itoya AITEO Cup final Rangers Internationl vs Kano pillars
FANS

Rangers Supporters
Kano Pillars Supporters Club
TEAM OF THE SEASON

Super Falcons
Super Eagles
Flying Eagles

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