Osimhen, Oshoala, Gernot Rohr get nominations for The Ballers Awards

Osimhen, Oshoala, Gernot Rohr get nominations for The Ballers Awards

The Ballers Awards is being organised to reward the best Nigerian footballers and coaches and football personalities linked with Nigerian football

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has gotten multiple nominations for the 2021 The Ballers Awards.

The Napoli attacker had a strong year in 2021 for Napoli and the Super Eagles and is up against several other Nigerian football stars.

Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala each had a total of three nominations. The player with the most nominations is Kelechi Iheanacho as he has been named in four different categories.

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is also up against local coaches for the award for the coaching category.

A host of other nominees including invited and yet-to-be invited Nigerian football stars were in the nominations with the most highly anticipated and competitive categories on paper being the fans favourite footballer category and the best forward category.

The best forward category has some of Nigeria’s finest attackers including Anthony Nwakaeme, Paul Onuachu, Sadiq Umar, Iheanacho and Osimhen. A surprising exclusion is Taiwo Awoniyi who also had a strong year in 2021.

Other than football stars, football journalists and media houses also got nominations for the awards.

There are also categories for Photographers and players with great desire for humanitarian works.

See Full List of Nominees Below;

REVELATION OF THE YEAR 

ANAYO IWUALA

CALVIN BASSEY
MONDAY GIFT
RAPHAEL ONYEDIKA
ABRAHAM MARCUS

FANS FAVOURITE BALLER
VICTOR OSIMHEN
ASISAT OSHOALA
KELECHI IHEANACHO
OLA AINA
MADUKA OKOYE
JOE ARIBO
AHMED MUSA

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
MADUKA OKOYE
ADEBAYO ADELEYE
FRANCIS UZOHO
ADEWALE ADEYINKA

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
LEON BALOGUN
WILLIAM TROOST EKONG
ZAIDU SANUSI
OLISA NDAH

MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
JOE ARIBO
WILFRED NDIDI
FRANK ONYEKA
BONKE INNOCENT

FORWARD OF THE YEAR
VICTOR OSIMHEN
ANTHONY NWAKAEME
PAUL ONUACHU
KELECHI IHEANACHO
SADIQ UMAR

BALLER OF THE YEAR – MALE
PAUL ONUACHU
JOE ARIBO
VICTOR OSIMHEN
KELECHI IHEANACHO

BALLER OF THE YEAR – FEMALE
RASHEEDAT AJIBADE
ASISAT OSHOALA
CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE
UCHENNA KANU
CHRISTY UCHEIBE

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
ASISAT OSHOALA
WILLIAM TROOST EKONG
ODION IGHALO
AHMED MUSA

MOST PROMISING BALLER
AFOLABI YUSUF
ADEWALE QUADRI OLUWATOBI
MONDAY GIFT
AFOLABI KEHINDE TIMOTHY
AJANI WAHEED
IBRAHIM BALA

COACH OF THE YEAR
KENEDY BOBOYE
DIEPREYE TELBOWEI
FATAI OSHO
GERNOT ROHR

SUPER EAGLES GOAL OF THE YEAR
KELECH IHEANACHO VS LIBERIA
(SECOND GOAL)
PAUL ONUACHU VS LESOTHO
VICTOR OSIMHEN VS LESOTHO
LEON BALOGUN VS C.A.R

BEST LOCAL BASED  PLAYER
SILAS NWANKWO
OLISA NDAH
ANAYO IWUALA
CHARLES ATSHIMENE
ADELEKE ADEKUNLE

BEST TV/VLOG
JIMMIE AKINSOLA (SUPERSPORTS)
BRENDA SHIMA (AIT)
HINDSIGHT PODCAST (YOUTUBE)
KENNY OGUNMILORO (BCOS TV)

BEST PRINT/ONLINE
IKENWA NNABUOGOR (SCORE NIGERIA)
SHINA OLUDARE (GOAL.COM)
OMONIYI FERANMI (PREMIUM TIMES)
OJORA BABATUNDE (OJB SPORTS)

BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
AYODELE IBIDAPO
VICTOR MODO
JUSTINA ANIEFIOK
CHRISTOPHER ONAH

 

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