Former Golden Eaglets forward Samuel Chukwueze was named the Most Valuable Player at the 2016 Diamond Cup following stellar performances in the three-day competition which ended on Wednesday in Umuahia.
The Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup star scored a stunning free-kick in the first match and provided three assists on Diamond Football Academy's way to winning the competition for the first time after losing last year's final to Abia Warriors' feeder team.
The Diamond team which also included former U-23 defender Chukwuebuka Iroha thrashed an all-star team of other participating clubs selected by Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf 3-0 to lift the trophy.
The MVP award which was sponsored by First City Monument Bank came with a cash prize and also refrigerator. Other award winners included Odinaka Anaeto who won Diamond Academy player of the month award, Mohamed Doumbia of Ivory Coast who was the MVP award second runner-up and 17-year old Michael Dominion who went home with a cash prize and a Plasma TV after winning the Golden Boot.
Presenting the award, the Vice Chairman of the technical committee of the Nigerian Football Federation Alhaji Ahmed Fresh hailed the President of Diamond Football Academy Prince Martin Apugo for his commitment to the development of football in Nigeria.