Abuja - Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has expressed his excitement at the prospect of the inaugural edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) endorsed Matchmakers Consult Limited International to stage the first-ever Nigerian football awards last year.
The inaugural edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards is scheduled to take place on November 17 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
"Awards serve as great incentives for sports people all over the world," Mikel said.
"I am personally looking forward to the event in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State after we must have qualified (sic) for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals. The ceremony will serve as a real gloss on our World Cup qualification," he said.
“The Nigeria Pitch Awards has come at the right time."
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