The country’s longest-running football awards
takes place in March and organisers are
planning an improved ceremony
The 2020 edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards will be
massive and flamboyant, organisers have disclosed.
Known for its impartiality and prestige, the award
ceremony is staged annually to reward inspiring
persons in the country’s football sector and is endorsed
by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Since its debut in 2013, the Pitch Awards has continued
to help in the advancement of the beautiful game in the country.
This year’s event takes place in March after the Super
Eagles’ game against Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of
Nations qualification fixture, and it promises to be an
upgrade on previous editions.
“All hands are on deck to ensure the seventh edition
comes out better than our previous outings,” Shina
Philips told the press, the president of the Nigeria Pitch
“Not minding the challenges we have faced, we have
come to stay and we are still keen on contributing
positively to Nigerian football in our own little way.
“The 2020 edition is historic and we have lined up key
events which will further help define the character of the
The Pitch Awards have continued to reinforce the
quality of the award process which many have
described as credible and transparent.
Each year, winners are picked by a team of over 100
sports journalists spread across the 36 states of the
country.These sets of experienced and expert journalists vote online for the ultimate winners.
The voting process is coordinated by SIAO Partners, one
of Nigeria’s top indigenous accounting and auditing firms.
Ahmed Musa and Francisca Ordega were named King of
the Pitch and Queen of the Pitch respectively in the 2019
edition staged in Asaba.