Sports Minister Pledges Support for Nigerian Sports Award as Nomination Closes on Sunday

Lagos, Nigeria. Friday, October 11, 2019. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has pledged to provide the necessary support for the organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) through the Ministry of Sports, Youth Development as part of the effort to motivate Nigerian athletes.

Dare disclosed this during a courtesy visit today by the panel of the Nigerian Sports Award(NSA) to his office in Abuja.

According to him, supporting this laudable initiative would contribute a great deal to serve as huge motivation to athletes.

“The Ministry can collaborate and key into the activities of Nigerian sports Award by providing financial support for the organization. This would go a long way to show the commitment of the Ministry to this crucial area of motivation for our teeming athletes”, Dare said.

Meanwhile, the nominations of Sportsmen and women for the various categories of awards for the 2019 edition would close on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

A statement signed by Executive Director of the award, Kayode Idowu disclosed that the 2019 Nigeria Sports Award is still open to the general public particularly sport-loving community to nominate deserving athletes of their choice.

Idowu restated the call for all sports-loving Nigerians who has not taken part in the process to take advantage of the opportunity of the remaining few days to nominate their favourite Nigerian athletes who have recorded excellence performance in the various sports during the course of the year for the 2019 award programme.

“This is a big reminder for sport-loving fans to participate in 2019 Nigerian Sports Award by nominating athletes of their choice. With nomination expected to close on Sunday, we urge the general public to visit the award website to nominate their preferred choice of an athlete(s)”, Idowu said.

He further explained that the nomination can be done through three channels; Online – www.nigeriansportsaward.com/nominations, the manual entries (hard copies) – nomination forms available at all Sports Federation Secretariats across the country or via social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) using each category hashtag.

For example, to nominate your Footballer of the Year (Women), all you need to do is type #NSA2019 (Space) #FOTYW (Space) Name of the nominee (Space) @ngrsportsaward and tweet. Hashtags to be used include; Basketball Player of the Year – #BPTY, Coach of the Year – #COTY, Discovery of the Year– #DOTY, Footballer of the Year (Women) – #FOYW, amongst others. There are a total of 22 categories open for nomination to the general public in this year’s edition of the award.

The Nigerian Sports Award is the only Nigerian awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of our sportsmen and women, both present and past that have shone brilliantly in the sporting world. The award honors leadership, vision, innovation and outstanding accomplishments providing an opportunity for our sports stars to be celebrated on national and global platforms.

This year’s edition of the award holds on November 29, 2019, at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suite in Lagos.

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