Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Israel-based goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was on Tuesday named Nigerian footballer of the year.

The 28-year-old - one of the few Nigerians to emerge with credit from their first round exit at the World Cup finals last year - edged out West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie and Spain-based Kalu Uche in a poll organised by television station African Independent Television.

Enyeama, who has been Nigeria's first choice since 2002, plays his club football for Hapoel Tel Aviv - prevented Uzbekistan-born Odemwingie from winning the prestigious award for a second successive year.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan was rewarded for his outstanding displays at the World Cup, where his country were Africa's only representatives in the knockout stages and lost on penalties to Uruguay in the quarter-finals, with a special award at the ceremony staged in Port Harcourt.

Below is the list of winners in the various categories at the event.
Female footballer of the year - Perpetua Nkwocha
Most outstanding player at the World Cup - Asamoah Gyan of Ghana.
National coach of the year - Eucharia Uche
National team of the year - The Super Falcons
Post humous award - Nathaniel Idowu
Presenter of the year, Electronic - Godwin Enakhena
National team sponsor of the year - Tom Tom
Football writer of the year - Tana Aiyejina (Punch)
Club coach of the year - Okey Emordi
Club of the year - Enyimba FC
Football brand of the year - Guiness
Football administrator of the year - Felix Anyasi-Agwu. 
Grassroot promoter of the year - SHELL/NNPC
Young Player of the year: male - Kenneth Kumbur, female - Loveth Ayila

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