Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NIGERIAN SPORTS AWARD: STEPHEN KESHI, MANU GARBA IN SERIOUS WAR! Why Mikel, Mba & Moses May Not Greet Themselves On The Day

The second edition of the coveted Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), an award given by Nigerians to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances is set to hold. The award ceremony which is being promoted by Unmissable Incentives Limited in partnership with Master Sports International and Sports Radio 88.9 (Brila FM) has reached the voting phase with the emergence of the top three nominees for the different categories. But the major focus among others is the category of Nigerian Coach of the year that will be taken between the Chief Coach of Super Eagles,Stephen Okechuckwu Keshi and Golden Eaglets' boss, Manu Garba.

But looking at the history, who do you think deserves this honour? The National team led by Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations early this year by beating Burkina Faso 1-0 on Sunday February 10,2013, while Garba's team,Golden Eaglets also did the same not as African Champions alone but in the world for that matter, at the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup. Indeed, this is a serious battle.

Another set of people to face themselves at the award ceremony is the trio of John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses & Sunday Mba who were top three nominees for Footballer of the year (Male). Bellow is the full list of the nominees including states governors.

2013 NIGERIAN SPORTS AWARD NOMINEES

The 2013 nomination process for Nigerian Sports Award began on July 1st 2013 and closed on 7th September 2013 with the following nominees:

Ball Sports Personality of the Year

Ike Diogu – (Basketball)
Aruna Quadri (Table Tennis)
Olumide Oyejedi – (Basketball)


Special Sports Personality of the Year

Joy Onaolapo (Powerlifting)
Yakubu Adesokan (Powerlifting)
Track and Field Star of the Year
Blessing Okagbare (Athletics)
Muizat Ajoke Odumosu (Athletics)


Footballer of the Year (Female)
Stella Mbachu
Perpetual Nkwocha
Desire Oparanozie


Footballer of the Year (Male)
John Obi Mikel,
Sunday Mba,
Victor Moses


Discovery of the Year
Divine Oduduru (Athletics)
Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri WolvesFC)
Adewale Deborah (Athletics)


Coach of the Year
Stephen Keshi
(Head Coach, Super Eagles)
Manu Garba
(Head Coach, Golden Eaglet)

Team of the Year
Super Eagles
Warri Wolves FC
Kano Pillars FC


Sports Administrator of the Year

Amaju Pinnick (Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission)
Aminu Maigari (President, NFF)
Solomon Ogba (President, AFN)


Sports Governor of the Year

Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)
Executive Governor, Lagos State,
Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan
Executive Governor, Delta State,
Liyel Imoke
Executive Governor, Cross Rivers State


Sportsman of the Year
John Obi Mikel
Sunday Mba
Victor Moses


Sportswoman of the Year
Blessing Okagbare (Athletics)
Cecelia Otu- Akpan (Table Tennis)
Ebere Orji (Football)


School Sport Award
Ogedegbe Primary School, Warri
Winner, Channel National Kids Cup
Greensprings Schools, Lekki
Greensprings Sports Forum
(Football, basketball, Swimming, athletics, tennis and table tennis)
Keke High School, Agege
Winner, GTBank Lagos Principal Cup
Winner, Etisalat FCB U-17 School Cup.

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