Organizers of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards have announced the date and venue for the 2017/18 award ceremony.

Speaking in Lagos on Monday, May 21st, Shina Philips, initiator of the awards said the Award Ceremony will hold on Monday 28 May at the Le Meridien Ogeyi Place in the Garden City of Port Harcourt.

Philips said after deliberations, the committee agreed that Port Harcourt was the best venue for the 5th award ceremony of the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

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‘The committee had a long and serious deliberation and finally decided that Port Harcourt would be the best location for the 5th edition of the awards,’ Philips said. The Garden City has been a centre of sporting activities for a long time and a home for the Super Eagles,’ he concluded.

Mr Philips thanked all the voters and members of the Nigerian media for their support for the Nigeria Pitch Awards.

‘Sports Editors and journalists have been our voters for the last 5 editions and they have done this conscientiously without receiving any form of wages’, Philips said

Three Super Eagles players, Victor Moses of Chelsea FC, Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester FC and John Mikel Obi of Tianjin Teda will be battling for the top prize at the award ceremony.

In female category, the trio of Rasheedat Ajibade, Reuben Charity and Asisat Oshoala are battling for the Queen of the Pitch prize.