The 2019 Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) Gala held at the Jasmine Hall of the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Friday, 29th November 2019, and some outstanding Nigerian athletes got big accolades.
Energetic performances from Oritsefemi and Sir Shina Peters made the event worth remembering.
The Footballer of the Year award went to former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo for his contribution to the team’s qualification and his display at 2019 AFCON held in Egypt. Odion Ighalo beats youngster Samuel Chukwueze and Super Falconets forward Asisat Oshoala to the award.
Below is the complete list of winners
Footballer of the year: Odion Ighalo
Athlete of the year: Ese Brume
Team of the year: D’Tigress
Sports person of the year: Ese Brume
Weightlifter of the year: Emmanuel Appah
Sports Journalist of the year: Dare Kuti
Sports Photo Journalist of the year: Modo Victor
Discovery of the year: Folashade Lawal
Racket Sports Person of the year: Anuoluwapo Opeyori
Team Sports Person of the year: Farouk Yusuf
Wrestler of the year: Odunayo Adekuruoye
Para-Sports Person of the year: Bose Omolayo
Basketball Player of the year: Evelyn Akathor
Coach of the year: Christopher Nwadei
Sports Administrator of the year(Handball): Sam Ocheho
Sports administrator of the year (Badminton): Onome Obruthe