Organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award have completed arrangements to honour outstanding Nigerian athletes and Administrators in 16 categories at the sixth anniversary edition of the prestigious sports awards ceremony taking place on 17th November 2017, at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.
At the final meeting of the panel held in Lagos yesterday Tuesday 14th of November 2017, The Chairman of the newly constituted panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh was highly excited about the response of the public to the forthcoming awards ceremony, said it was a delight that the award is moving a notch higher considering the attraction it was getting year in year out.
The 16 categories includes Discovery of the year, Coach of the year, Sportsman of the year, Sportswoman of the year, Sports Governor of the year, Sports Administrator of the year, Team of the year, Ball Sports of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Footballer of the year Male, Footballer of the year Female, Sportswriter of the Year (Radio), Sports Journalist of the Year (TV), TV Sports Journalist, Print Sports Journalist of the Year. Besides, there are some special recognition award would also be given to five deserving sport individuals and companies who have done tremendously to advance sports in the last 12 months.
He said” We have taken time to look at the nominees for the different categories. We did justice to arrive at the final winners for the different categories. The process was transparent and fair. We can proudly say that the nominees and winners selected for the 15 categories deserve to be winners by all standard.”
Another member of the panel and representative of the Federal Ministry of Sports on the panel, Mrs. Hauwakilu Akinyemi commended the organizer for the award. She said the award has remained critical to sports development in Nigeria considering its role in motivating the young sport lovers.
The Panel thank Nigerians for taking their to vote for the nominees in all the categories listed and the winners will be annouced officially at grand ceremony coming up in Eko Hotel on the 17th of November 2017 by 6pm which will be televised life on DSTV and NTA.