Management and Staff of Matchmakers Consult International Limited, organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards are ecstatic following the arrival of the trophies for the various awards at the ceremony in Abuja on Friday evening.
“The trophies are here!” President of Matchmakers Consult, Shina Philips announced with much gusto on Wednesday morning, as he headed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to retrieve the diadems.
The 9th Nigeria Pitch Awards, endorsed by the Nigeria Football Federation, will be held at the Great Margaret Hall of John Woods Hotel with reigning King of the Pitch and Queen of the Pitch, Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala respectively, in with excellent chances of retaining their awards.
“We are very happy at where we are presently even as we aim to go higher and become bigger. Our watchwords remain transparent and credible and we will never waver on these creeds,” Philips said on Wednesday.
There are 18 categories in all where winners will emerge on Friday night: King of the Pitch; Queen of the Pitch; Striker of the Year; Goalkeeper of the Year; Defender of the Year; Midfielder of the Year; Team of the Year; Coach of the Year; Sam Okwaraji Award; State With The Best Grassroots Football Development Programme; Football Pitch of the Year; Football-Friendly Governor of the Year; Corporate Sponsor of the Year; Sportsmanship Award; Football Journalist of the Year-Print; Football Journalist of the Year-TV; Football Journalist of the Year-Radio and; Football Journalist of the Year-Online.