By Monica Iheakam
Super Eagles and Chelsea player Victor Moses , tables tennis star, Aruna Quadri and Basketball sensation Ike Diogu will battle for the Sports Man of the year crown for the 6th edition of the Nigerian Sports Award ceremony.
World Wrestling championship silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuroye , Super Falcons striker Assisat Oshoala and D’Tigress dunking queen Evelyn Akhator were nominated for the Sports Woman of the year category .
Africa basketball champions, D’Tigress of Nigeria alongside their male counter part D’Tigers who were runners up at the just concluded AfroBasket tournament in Tunisia and Nigeria Premiere League champions , Plateau United will jostle for the Team of the Year diadem.
Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his Akwa Ibom counter part, Emmanuel Udom were shortlisted for the Sports Governor of the year Award.
Chairman of the award panel, Dr Kweku Tandoh disclosed that this year’s award to be held at the Eko Hotel banquet hall on November 17 would be in 16 categories.
that includes Discovery of the year, Wrestler of the year, Sports Administrator of the year, Ball Sorts of the year, amongst others.
Meanwhile, voting for nominees opened on Thursday October 5 and ends on November12, 2017.