The organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award, Unmissable Incentives Limited, has announced that all is set for the 5th edition of the Award as members of the...
Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) is an award to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances by our sports men & women.
The NSA will be presented to such sports personalities, whose performances shone brightest at local & international level in the course of the year.
Nominations for the award is open to the general public every year.
The main objectives of the award is motivation and social recognition of a sports person. The award is given yearly.
Another objective of this award is to give social status and greater dignity to deserving sportsmen and women in the society.
This award will work to develop sports culture throughout the nation.
Super eagle’s goalkeeper and Captain Vincent Enyeama had his 100-cap celebrations spoilt Wednesday as visiting Uganda turned party-poopers with a 1-0 international friendly victory.
Farouk Miya, who plays for the Vipers club in Kampala, delivered the stinging blow nine minutes from time in southern city Uyo with a deflected close-range shot that looped into the net.
Vincent Enyeama however said that the team is ready to move with the lessons learnt from this game.
“Disappointing to lose. It’s a training game and we had a lot on new players and just one training session,” he told reporters after the game.
“I didn’t know the names of some of the players I was playing with. I was just shouting ‘hey’ sometimes,” he added.
He was honored with a special plaque on his 100th appearance by Akwa Ibom governor Godswill Akpabio and NFF President Amaju Pinnick.
Enyeama is the second Nigerian after retired former Everton defender Joseph Yobo to make 100 appearances for the Super Eagles.
And he is the fourth African shot-stopper after Egyptians Essam El-Hadary, Nader El-Sayed and Ahmed Shobair to become an international centurion.
Enyeama plays for French Ligue 1 outfit Lille and the 32-year-old is widely regarded as the best current African goalkeeper.
Nigeria are rebuilding after failing to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and rarely threatened to score against the well-organised Ugandans also captained by their goalkeeper, Denis Onyango.
South Africa, who host Nigeria on Sunday in another friendly, warmed up with a predictable 3-1 away victory over neighbours Swaziland.
* May 22nd 2018 ----- 1st Award panel meeting
* May 23rd 2018 ----- Press conference: 2018 Awards entries campaign launch
* May 23rd 2018 ----- Entries open: Public nominations for the various Award Categories
* October 7th 2018 ----- Entries close: Public nominations for the various Award Categories
* October 8th - 12th 2018 ----- Entries verification
* October 17th 2018 ----- Press conference - Finalist’s shortlist announced
* October 17th 2018 ----- Public voting for Sportsman & woman opens
* November 11th 2018 ----- Public voting for Sportsman & woman closes
* November 16th 2018 ----- Award ceremony
Unmissable Incentives Limited together embarked on the creation of the Nigeria Sports Award brand, in a bid to reward Nigerian sports stars for their efforts in keeping the passion of sport alive in the hearts of millions of Nigerians; through their efforts in local and international sports events.
Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) is an award to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances by our sports men & women. The award is presented to such sports personalities, whose performances shone brightest at local & international level in the course of the year.
The maiden edition of the awards took place on Thursday, November 29th 2012, at Federal Palace hotel Victoria Island, Lagos.