Nigeria Osimhen, Bassey, Oshoala, Others Win At The Ballers Awards

Victor Osimhen, Calvin Bassey of the Super Eagles, Super Falcons, Asisat Oshoala, and famous Nigerian international Chief Segun Odegbami were among the winners at the 2021 The Ballers Awards.

On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, the fourth edition of The Ballers Awards was hosted at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Joe Aribo, Zaidu Sanusi, Maduka Okoye, Ahmed Musa, Kennedy Boboye, Paul Onuachu, and Anayo Iwuala are among the other honorees.

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Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF’s First Vice President; Chief Segun Odegbami; Dr. Mumini Alao, Group Managing Director, Complete Communications Limited; and Sola Aiyepekun, Chairman Lagos State Sports Commission, were also present at Sunday’s awards.

In the male categories, Osimhen was named both Forward of the Year and Baller of the Year, Bassey was named Revelation of the Year, Chief Odegbami was named Legendary Baller, Onuachu was named Super Eagles Goal of the Year, and Oshoala was named Fans’ Favorite Baller and Female Baller of the Year.

Maduka Okoye was named Goalkeeper of the Year, Sanusi was named Best Defender of the Year, Aribo was named Midfielder of the Year, Musa was named Humanitarian of the Year, Boboye was named Coach of the Year, Esperance of Tunisia forward Anayo Iwuala was named Best Local Based Player, and Ajani Waheed was named Most Promising Baller.
Akinwunmi received the Excellence in Leadership award, while veteran journalist Kunle Solaja received the Industry Icon of the Year honor.
Akinwunmi received the Excellence in Leadership award, while veteran journalist Kunle Solaja received the Industry Icon of the Year honor.

Shina Oludare of goal.com won Best Print/Online, Hindsight Podcast won Best TV/VLOG, and Justina Aniefiok received Best Sports Photography.

The awards were collected by representatives for the majority of the recipients who were unable to attend the event.

The attendees were entertained with music, dance, and comedic shows.

Former Nigerian internationals Joe Erico, Barnabas Imenger, Justice Christopher, and Yisa Shofoluwe, all of whom died recently, were remembered by the award’s organizers.

Dr. Sunny Emmanuel Ojeagbase, the founder of Complete Sports and a Nigerian sports hero, and Kashimawo Laloko, the former NFF Technical Director, were also remembered.

Winners at the 2021 The Ballers Awards:

– REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Calvin Bassey

– FANS’ FAVOURITE BALLER
Asisat Oshoala

– GOAL KEEPER OF THE YEAR
Maduka Okoye

– DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Zaidu Sanusi

– MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
Joe Aribo

– FORWARD OF THE YEAR
Victor Osimhen

– BALLER OF THE YEAR – MALE
Victor Osimhen

– BALLER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE
Asisat Oshoala

– HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
Ahmed Musa

– MOST PROMISING BALLER
Ajani Waheed

– COACH OF THE YEAR
Kennedy Boboye

– SUPER EAGLES GOAL OF THE YEAR
Paul Onuachu VS LESOTHO

– BEST LOCAL BASED PLAYER
Anayo Iwuala

– BEST TV/VLOG
Hindsight Podcast(YOUTUBE)

– BEST PRINT/ONLINE
Shina Oludare (goal.com)

– BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Justina Aniefiok

– INDUSTRY ICON OF THE YEAR
Kunle Solaja

– EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Seyi Akinwunmi

– LEGENDARY BALLER
Segun Odegbami


USIAYO

Henry Usiayo is a reporter who has a flair for sports and he currently write sports articles for Africa Top Sports.

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