Asaba ready for Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony

The 6th Award Ceremony of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards has been confirmed for Asaba, the Delta State capital on Saturday, 8th June, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The organizers announced that the ceremony would begin after the Nigeria/Zimbabwe friendly match scheduled to hold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on the same day.

Shina Philips, the President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, who spoke in Lagos, said plans have been concluded to host all nominees, the media, and football stakeholders including top NFF officials.

He said: “The award will spotlight top Super Eagles members, other footballers, coaches, referees, football journalists and other stakeholders who were voted as winners by our voters spread across the 36 states of the country.”

At the event winners will be announced in all 20 categories. Guests at the ceremony and football fans world over would be eager to know who among Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi will emerge King of the Pitch which is the awards version of the Most Valuable Player.

Interestingly, the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and Delta State are among nominees for the Football Friendly Governor Award and Award for the state with the Best Grassroots Football Development Award respectively.

“The voting process of the Nigeria Pitch Awards is coordinated entirely by SIAO Partners, Nigeria’s foremost accounting firm. Like all lovers of football in Nigeria, we eagerly await the results from the accounting firm at the award ceremony in Asaba,” added.

The award ceremony will be anchored by Stephanie Isuma, aka Calabar Chic. The event will kick off at 7pm with Red Carpet appearances and interviews while the award proper will commence at 8pm at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Maryam Babangida Way, Asaba.