[dropcap type=”3″]N[/dropcap]igeria’s goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama and sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare were the shining stars at the Nigeria Sports Award held at the Muson Centre on Thursday, 13 November,2014.
The Lille of France goal tender won the award for Nigeria’s best football player (male) and was also adjudged the Sportsman of the Year.
The former Enyimba of Aba shot stopper, was however absent at the event and nobody was present to pick the awards for him.
On her part, Okagbare won the award for the sportswoman of the year and track and field star of the year under review.
Her brother, who was on hand to pick the awards for her, delivered her message: “if you have a child who is showing sings of a talent, monitor that child and follow up on that talent.
“It is that nurturing that has brought me to where I am today. Thanks to all who nominated and voted for me”
Similarly, Nigeria’s golden girl, Asisat Oshoala was named Footballer of the year in the female. Her dazzling performances at the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada and at the Africa’s Women Championship earned her the diadem.
Ese Brume, who won a gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games after 40 years, was also given a Special Recognition award for her feat.
Aruna Quadri, Loveline Obiji, Courtney Dike, Asisat Oshoala, Peter Dedevbo, were also among other winners on the night. The awards night was also specially dedicated to Godwin Spiff-Sagbama, reported to be the first anchor of the event when it started about three years ago.
LIST OF WINNERS:
Footballer of the year (Male)
Footballer of the year (Female)
Sportsman of the year
Sportswoman of the year
Team of the year
Coach of the year
Ball Sports personality of the year
Discovery of the year
Track and Field star of the year
School Sport Award
- BARNABAS PRIMARY SCHOOL, ILORIN
Journalist of the year (print)
TANA AIYEJINA- PUNCH
Journalist of the year (radio)
GODIN ENAKHENA- TOP RADIO
Journalist of the year (television)
MIYEN AKIRI- GALAXY
Photojournalist of the year
AYODELE OJO- THE SUN
Sports Governor of the year
BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA (SAN)- LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR
Sports Administrator of the year
WAHID ENITAN OSHODI (PRESIDENT NTTF)
Special Sports person of the year
Weightlifter of the year
Combat sports person of the year
Boxer of the year