2016 Nigerian Sports Award

Winners have emerged in the 2016 Nigerian Sports Award.

The 5th edition of the 2016 Nigerian Sports Award ceremony was held at the Banquet Hall of Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 2nd of December, 2016.

COACH OF THE YEAR 2016 – ARE FEYISETAN (Nigeria’s Powerlifting Coach)

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR (MEN) 2016 – CHISOM EGBUCHULAM (Rangers International FC)

TEAM OF THE YEAR 2016 – RANGERS INTERNATIONAL FC (Winner, Nigerian Professional Football League)

SPECIAL SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR (MEN) 2016 – KEHINDE PAUL (Powerlifting)

SPECIAL SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR (WOMEN) 2016 – EJIKE LUCY (Powerlifting)

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2016 – EJIKE LUCY (Powerlifting)

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 2016 – KEHINDE PAUL (Powerlifting)

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (TELEVISION) 2016 – MOZEZ PRAIZ (SuperSports)

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (RADIO) 2016 – OLAWALE ADIGUN (Top radio)

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT) 2016 – OLALEKAN OKUSAN (The Nation)

PHOTO JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2016 – AYODELE OJO (The Sun)

League Management Company was given a Special Recognition Award

 

For the #FirstSportingHereos

  • Joseph Yobo was given an award for being the first male footballer to attain 100 caps
  • Maureen Mmadu was given an award for being the first Nigerian footballer to attain 100 caps
  • Nduka Ugbade and 1985 golden eaglets were given an award for being the first Nigerian team to win a FIFA tournament
  • Dream Team IV were given an award for being the first Nigerian team to win Olympic gold in football
  • Sprint quartet were awarded for being the first Nigerian team to win gold in sprint at the Olympics (Sydney 2000)