Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa has emerged the Nigerian Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards whilch held Monday night at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Completesports.com reports.
Musa beat the duo of Alex Iwobi of Arsenal and Odion Ighalo of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to claim the award.
Musa claimed a double feat by also winning the best goal of the year award.
The female category of the award was won by Onome Ebi who plies her football trade with Henan Huishang in the Chinese Women’s Super League.
The glamorous ceremony was well attended by eminent football personalities all over the country, Africa and the world.
Present at the grand occasion were top Nigerian football heroes and top politicians across all levels of government.
The 1994 set of the Super Eagles were especially honoured with most of the players present.
The governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode and Late MKO Abiola were also especially honoured.
The first female Secretary General of FIFA, Fatma Samoura who was present at the Awards was also especially honoured.
THE LIST OF AWARD WINNERS
Male Player of The Year
WINNER – AHMED MUSA
Female Player of The Year
WINNER – ONOME EBI
Young Player of The Year- Female
WINNER – ANAM IMOH
Young Player of The Year – Male
WINNER – SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE
Best Coach of The Year – Female
WINNER – THOMAS DENNERBY
Best Coach of The Year – Male
WINNER – GBENGA OGUNBOTE
Goal of The Season
WINNER – AHMED MUSA
Fair Play Award
WINNER – AKWA UNITED
Team of The Season
WINNER – SUPER FALCONS
WINNER – CHANNELS TV
Lifetime Achievement Award
GOVERNOR AKINWUNMI AMBODE
NFF Presidential Award
LATE MKO ABIOLA
Order of Merit Award
(FIFA Secretary General)
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