Super Eagles Victor Moses has been officially crowned the Nigeria’s male footballer of the Year at the inaugural NFF Awards ceremony which took place yesterday night. The Chelsea wingback saw off competition from Leicester City midfielder and national teammate, Wilfred Ndidi and 2018 African Nations Championship star, Anthony Okpotu to clinch the accolade.
In the Women category, ex-Liverpool and Arsenal Ladies star, Asisat Oshoala was selected Player of the Year while Enyimba FC’s Ikoumen Udoh and FC Robo Queens Rasheedat Ajibade picked up the Young Player of the Year (Men) and Young Player of the Year (Women) awards respectively.
Plateau United manager, Kennedy Boboye was recognized for guiding the Peace Boys to the Nigeria Professional Football League title least season having clinched the Coach of the Year (Men) prize ahead of MFM’s Fidelis Ilechukwu who narrowly missed out on the title to the Jos-based outfit and Akwa United’s Abdu Maikaba.
Also, former Super Falcons netminder, Ann Chiejine scooped the Coach of the Year (Women) ahead of fellow contestants, Whyte Ogbonna and Edwin Okon, while she was also named to the Legends XI.
The Legends XI which included prominent Nigerian football names had the likes of Austin Eguavoen, Christian Chukwu, Uche Okechukwu and Felix Owolabi who were selected in defence, Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu were picked in midfield together with Segun Odegbami and Adokiye Amiesimaka while Thompson Usiyen and Mercy Akide were led the attack of the XI.
The ceremony was meant to commemorate the lucid roles these ones had played during their active years and the activities of others during the past Nigerian football calendar year of 2017.
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