Two Nigerian trophy winning teams, Coach Emmanuel Amuneke who led the U-17 to the 2015 World Cup trophy in Chile last year and star players Azubuike Okechukwu and Victor Osimhen are in line to be honoured at the Glo-Caf African Football Awards on Thursday evening.
The annual event, which rewards African football players from across the world who had excelled in the preceding year, will take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 7pm on Thursday.
Nigeria’s U-23 team, which won the 2nd Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal last month, in the process qualifying for this year’s Olympics football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, were nominated in the category of ‘National Team of the Year,’ alongside Nigeria’s U-17 squad which successfully retained the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in November.
Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been listed for ‘Coach of the Year,’ while his players, Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen are in line for ‘Youth Player of the Year.’
Azubuike Okechukwu, who captained the Nigeria U-23 to glory in Senegal was nominated for ‘Most Promising Talent’ alongside team-mate Etebo Oghenekaro, who finished the tournament as top scorer.
Finally, Super Falcons’ defender Ngozi Ebere also was nominated for ‘Women Player of the Year.’
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