9th Nigeria Pitch Awards: Osimhen battles Lookman, Iwobi, Onuachu for King of the Pitch crown

Organizers excited as trophies arrive Abuja  

Management and Staff of Matchmakers Consult International Limited, organizers 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 hold 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 transparency and credibility and we will never waver on these creeds,” Philips said on Wednesday.

 Osimhen, now with 25 goals in all competitions for Italian Serie A side Napoli this season, and who recently won the Best Foreign Athlete and Player of the Month awards in Italy, battles Ademola Lookman, Alex Iwobi and Paul Onuachu for King of the Pitch crown.

 Oshoala, who scooped the Pichichi Award as the league’s joint-highest goal-scorer with 20 goals, which helped her club win the league title, is in contest with Super Falcons’ team-mates Rasheedat Ajibade and Gift Monday.

 There are 18 categories in all where winners will emerge on Friday night.

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