Super Eagles striker and Al Nassr sensation, Ahmed Musa and Super Falcons player Francisca Ordega both won the top prizes of King and Queen of the Pitch last week at the 6th awards gala of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

Ndiana Matthew – Group Head, Media Operations Aiteo Group, receiving the Nigeria Pitch Awards Corporate Sponsor of Football Award 2017 and 2018, at the group’s Lagos office from Nelson Olafisoye – COO Nigeria Pitch Awards, Jennifer Jumbo and Frederick Efole also of Nigeria Pitch Awards looking on.

The award ceremony which held after the International Friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Warriors of Zimbabwe was attended by Seyi Akinwunmi First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ahmed Fresh, NFF Board member, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Mr. Olayinka Adeleke, State Police Commissioner, Super Eagles Coach, technical crew and players. U-20 World Cup: Nigeria failed to prepare, says FA member Speaking at the ceremony, Seyi Akinwuni who represented the NFF President, commended the organizers of the awards stressing that putting an award together required a lot of effort.

He reiterated the support of the Federation for the Pitch Awards. Mr Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards expressed appreciation of the organizers to the Federation and the Delta State Government. He said the organizers, Nigeria Pitch Awards remained committed to giving Nigerians a transparent and credible awards and would continue to provide a platform for football stakeholders to decide who their heroes should be.”

‘We will continue to do what is right because we believe our players need to be motivated by a transparent and credible reward system which will see them earn the respect of everyone in the football community,’ Philips said.

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