Winners Of The 5th Nigeria Pitch Awards [2018]

Winners have emerged in the fifth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards [2017/2018], which took place at the Le Meridien Ogeyi Place in Port Harcourt.

2017/2018 Nigeria Pitch Awards Winners

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR – Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Ifeanyi Ubah FC)

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR – Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05)

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR – Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City FC)

STRIKER OF THE YEAR – Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars FC) [last season’s NPFL top scorer]

MVP (MEN) IN THE NPFL – Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars FC)

MVP (WOMEN) IN THE NWFL – Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo)

COACH OF THE YEAR – Kennedy Boboye (Plateau United)

CLUB/TEAM OF THE YEAR – Plateau United FC

REFEREE OF THE YEAR – Ferdinand Udoh

STATE WITH THE BEST GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – Lagos State

FOOTBALL FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR – His Excellency Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom State)

SAM OKWARAJI AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO NIGERIAN FOOTBALL – Amaju Melvin Pinnick (President, NFF)

CORPORATE SPONSOR OF FOOTBALL AWARD – Aiteo Group

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (PRINT) – Tana Aiyejina (Punch Newspapers)

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (RADIO) – Olawale Adigun Top Radio FM

FOOTBALL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (TV) – Austin Okon-Akpan (Channels TV)

QUEEN OF THE PITCH – Asisat Oshoala (Dalian Quanjian)

KING OF THE PITCH – Victor Moses (Chelsea FC)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL AWARD – His Excellency Nyeson Ezenwo Wike, Governor of Rivers State

ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL AWARD – Gernot Rohr

ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL AWARD – Aisha Falod

ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL AWARD – Channels Kids Cup

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