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Mikel, Enyeama win award

18 November 2013, 18:09

Lagos - Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi was crowned Best Midfielder and King of Pitch (Player of the Year) in the maiden Nigeria Pitch Award held in Calabar at the weekend.

Super Falcons striker Perpetua Nkwocha, who is also a four-time African Woman Player of the Year was named Queen of Pitch.

Eagles safe hand Vincent Enyeama was crowned Goalkeeper of the Year; Godfrey Oboabona won Defender of the Year and Emmanuel Emenike, top scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, emerged Striker of the Year.

Other winners included Stephen Keshi (Coach of the Year); Jelili Ogunmuyiwa (Referee of the Year); John Shittu (Players’ Agent of the Year); Kano Pillars (Club of the Year); Ade Ojeikere (Journalist of the Year – Print); Bimbo Adeola (Journalist of the Year – Radio); Toyin Ibitoye (Journalist of the Year – TV) and Lagos State (Best Grassroots Development Programme).

Member, NFF Technical and Development Committee and CAF General Coordinator, Etubom Paul Bassey and former Super Eagles’ captain Jay Jay Okocha, also a member of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, were given Special Recognition awards.

Present at the awards were Governor Imoke, his wife Barrister (Mrs) Obioma Liyel Imoke, Cross River State Commissioner for Sports, Hon. Patrick Ugbe, NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari, NFF Executive Committee members Barrister Green, Alhaji Muazu Suleyman, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, Chief Anyansi-Agwu, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, Hon. Shehu Adamu and Alhaji Ahmadu Muazu Kawu, NFF General Secretary Barrister Musa Amadu, NFF Director of Marketing, Adama Idris and NFF Assistant Director (Media) Ademola Olajire.

There were also Alhaji Mumuni Alao, Managing Director of Complete Communications Limited and Mr. Kunle Solaja, General Editor of The Sun Newspapers.


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