#ASEDEYHOT – EL-RUFAI, AMAJU, MIKEL, SIASIA WIN BIG AT BET9JA PITCH AWARDS
All eyes were trained on the ancient city of Kaduna this weekend has it hosted not only the AFCON qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt, but also played host to the crème de la crème of Nigerian football locally and internationally at the Bet9ja Nigerian Pitch Awards.
Held at the prestigious Hotel Seventeen in Kaduna, the evening was made significant as critical players, shapers and influencers in Nigerian Football were honored and recognized by their peers.
Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, who was awarded the prestigious Football Friendly Governor of the Year Award, received his award from current NFF Chairman Amaju Pinnick, said he was ‘humbled’ at receiving the plaque and after citing Kaduna’s great contribution to Nigerian football in terms of its talent, he pledged support “for any organization aiming to grow the sport of football in the state.”
Currently most capped player and Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi also received the Player of the Year award and his award was presented by Title Sponsors Bet9ja, represented by the Chairman, Mr. Kunle Soname.
Pastor Ighodalo of Matchmakers Consult International, the organizer of Nigeria Pitch Awards. Speaks on exceptionally unique of Bet9ja Pitch awards.
Pastor Ighodalo on Soccer Parole.