Winners have emerged at the Ballers Awards 2019 organised by Naija Footballers, which held on the 12th of January 2020 at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos with a host of players, journalists and football administrators present.
The Ballers Awards was sponsored by e-commerce investment platform Versa.
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Chukwuebuka Ezekwe and Favour Chieke emerge winners of the Second Annual MARVICO Badminton championship in the men and women category respectively.
Chukwuebuka Ezekwe defeated Blade Onozie 21-16, 21-15 to emerge the men’s singles champion of the Second Annual MARVICO Badminton championship held in Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state.
In the women category, tournament top seed and women defending champion, Favour Chieke beat hard fighting Joy Nwaiwu, 21-19, 21-11 to retain her title.
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Nigeria and Barcelona forward Oshoala Asisat has won the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in a ceremony held on the 7th of January 2020 in Hurghada, Egypt.
In walking to the winners’ podium, Oshoala Asisat dethroned 2018 winner South Africa forward Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout, who were also up for the award.
It was the fourth time for Oshoala Asisat to be named Africa’s best women’s player and she has now equalled compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha, who also won the same award on four occasions before.
After winning the 2014, 2016 and 2017 awards, Oshoala Asisat reclaimed the prestigious crown for women’s football in Africa.
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