Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria will be hosting the who-is-who in football circles in the days ahead, it has been confirmed. 

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.

NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos on Tuesday that the Federation decided time was ripe for ‘The NFF Awards’ as the stock of Nigerian Football is on the upward trajectory.

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“We decided it was the right time to launch a project to recognize and reward excellence in Nigerian Football.” He said

“The NFF Awards will be an annual event. The inaugural edition will hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Monday, 19th February 2018, and will be graced by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF President Ahmad and at least 20 FA Presidents who will be here for the FIFA Executive Football Summit also taking place in Lagos the following day.

“We have an opportunity to showcase Lagos State not only around the Awards, but also at the FIFA EFS meeting for which the State is also partnering the NFF.”

Akinwunmi disclosed that a screening committee that will have integrity, transparency and fairness as its watchwords would be announced in a few days.


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 Year

Fans of the Year

NFF Development Award

Order of Merit Award

Presidential Award

Legends Eleven

 Achievement Award (1973 All-Africa Games Football Tournament – winning Green Eagles)