FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, the world football governing body’s Secretary General, Fatma Samoura and about 20 presidents of FIFA/CAF affiliated bodies are among the dignitaries expected in Lagos this weekend for Monday’s AITEO-NFF Football Awards ceremony scheduled for the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.
The AITEO-NFF Football Awards, an annual event that rewards the best performers in the Nigerian football industry over a 12-month period, debuted last year.According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, six state governors, captains of industry, especially NFF partners, retired footballers and managers, as well as other stakeholders will grace the occasion.
Unveiling the programme for the event yesterday, NFF’s First Vice Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi, who is also the chairman of the Awards Committee, said most of the dignitaries have confirmed the attendance at the event, which will also celebrate Nigeria’s rich culture.
The event would be broadcast live by leading television stations, SuperSport and Africa Independent Television (AIT). Among the already known recipients of awards at the ceremony are 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), who will receive special awards at the occasion. Read more