Daily Trust (Abuja)

3 December 2012

Nigeria: NFF Endorses New Date, Venue for Pitch Awards

The Nigeria Football Federation and Matchmakers Consult International Limited announced at the weekend that the inaugural edition of the much-anticipated Nigeria Pitch Awards will now come up on March 24, 2013.

Originally billed to hold on 15th December, 2012, the Nigeria Pitch Awards is the first football Awards on a national scale to be blessed with active collaboration of the country's football governing body, the NFF.

Already fully endorsed by first-class citizens such as the Honourable Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke and Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, the Nigeria Pitch Awards is billed to be Nigeria's first red carpet event in sports and will honour all actors/actresses on the football pitch, as well as sponsors, football-friendly State Governments and other stakeholders.

Yesterday, the NFF and Matchmakers said they had decided to align with the reality that holding the Awards Ceremony this month would rob it of some essence and substance.

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