Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to unveil the country’s all-time Football Legends at the second edition of the AITEO-NFF Football Awards ceremony which will take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday.
The AITEO-NFF football awards is an annual event that rewards and inspire the major actors and actresses in the Nigerian Football industry over a period of 12 months.
The legends eleven squads will be from outstanding former Nigeria international players. Last year’s gong went to the 1973 set of Green Eagles that won Nigeria’s first major honour – the gold medal of the football event of the 2nd All-Africa Games that held in Lagos.
On Monday, gongs will be presented to winners in Player of the Year (men), Player of the Year (women), Coach of the Year (men), Coach of the Year (women), Young Player of the Year (men), Young Player of the Year (women), Team of the Season, Fairplay Award, Goal of the Season, Fans of the Season, NFF Development Award, NFF Order of Merit Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Platinum Award categories.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura (the first woman holder of that exalted position and a proud daughter of the African continent) will receive special awards at the occasion.
According to the chairman of the Awards Committee and NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, said that the federation is ready to a successful events
LEADERSHIP sports also gathered that about 20 Presidents of Member Associations of FIFA and CAF have been invited from across the African continent.
Some State Governors, alongside Nigeria’s Sports Minister Solomon Dalung, are expected to attend the award night. The occasion will also be graced by Board Members of the NFF, Members of the NFF Congress, Members of NFF Management, representatives of NFF sponsors and partners, chairmen of various football Clubs, members of the diplomatic corps, past NFF Presidents and General Secretaries, award nominees and their friends. A number of renowned stakeholders and oaks of the entertainment industry will also be in the auditorium on Monday night.