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Ahmed Musa wins Nigerian Sports Award

21 November 2015, 11:23Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has been named the Footballer of the Year 2015 at the Nigerian Sports Award ceremony held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

The CSKA forward, who was nominated alongside Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Sunshine Stars’ Tunde Adeniji, was not physically present as he has returned to Russia after the international break.

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick was present to receive the award on Musa behalf.

Following his great performance, on 1 June 2015, Musa signed a new four-year contract with CSKA, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

In the women category, Ngozi Okobi beat Desire Oparanozie and Asisat Oshoala to emerge winner.

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Other categories saw basketballer Chamberlain Oguchi beat Olumide Oyedeji and Aruna Quadri to the Ball Sport Person of the Year, while powerlifter Are Feyisetan beat D’Tigers’ William Voigt and Bashir Mohammed in Cycling to the Coach of the Year.

In Combat Sport Person of the Year, Efe Ajagba was named winner ahead of Boltic Sinivie and Henry Hendrix, while Kelechi Nwanaga was named the Discovery of the Year ahead of  Taiwo Awoniyi and Amusan Tobiloba.

Special Sport Person award went to Yakubu Adesokan who beat Loveline Obiji and Lovina and Onyegbule to the feat, with Yakmut Alhassan being named the  Sports Administrator of the Year.

Sportsman of the Year went to powerlifter Yakubu Adesokan, just as Balqis Otunla won the Weightlifter of the year award. Tosin Oke was named Track and Field Star of the Year ahead of Uke Claire and Kelechi Nwanagan, and Team of The Year was awarded to Men Basketball Team.

Eyeanugie Primary School in Benin City was named the School Sports Award winner. Ganiyu Yusuf was named the Journalist of the Year (photo), Tana Aiyejina was named the winner of the Journalist of the Year (Print), Chinasia Ibonye emerged winner of the Journalist of the Year (Radio), and Austin Okon-Akpan won the Journalist of the Year (Television) in the colourful ceremony also attended by the new Youth and Sports minister Solomon Dalung.

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