Matchmakers Consult International, endorsed and encouraged by the Nigeria Football Federation to organise the Nigeria Pitch Awards is set to begin the nomination process for the maiden edition of the football awards billed to take place later this year.
The first stage of the process will begin with over a hundred media personalities, ex-Nigeria international players, coaches, football administrators and other key stakeholders who would receive the nomination packages and make their individual decisions based on their experience, knowledge and conviction.
Their nominations will be returned directly to an Independent Verifying Body which will collate
the results and announce the three (3) nominees with the highest number of nominations in each category.
These nominees will be constantly announced in promos in different media platforms, including Supersport. Football fans will also get the opportunity to vote by SMS. Votes by members of the public will weigh a maximum of twenty per cent.
In addition, three (3) distinguished football personalities will be honoured with the President’s Special Recognition Awards at the Awards ceremony, NFF Assistant Director (Media), Ademola Olajire said.
“We have enjoyed tremendous support from the Nigeria Football Federation and Nigerians in general, especially sports journalists, football administrators and players. We will continue to work towards giving Nigeria a befitting Football Awards,” said Shina Philips, MD/CEO of Matchmakers Consults International Limited.