Ikedi (M) addressing press conference announcing the awards
Nominations are now open for the maiden edition of the Nigerian Sports Awards, NSA, to recognise and reward outstanding Nigerian Sports men and women being put together by Unmissable Incentives Limited in conjunction with Mastersports International Limited.
According to Mr. Kayode Idowu, General Manager of Unmissable Incentives, the organisers of the awards, nominations opened 30 July 2012 and members of the public are invited to visit the website www.nigeriansportsaward.com to nominate their top three sports personalities in each of 16 designated categories.
There are categories for athletics, boxing, football, the physically challenged, federations, media, sports administrators as well as individuals and teams.
Only sportsmen and women of Nigerian origin, who excelled in sporting endeavours in the 2011/2012 sports calendar, were eligible for the awards.
“In addition to their outstanding sporting feats, nominees would be expected to have displayed a reasonable code of conduct and sense of fair play. Issues of ethics, doping, would be considered in selecting the nominees,” Idowu said.
The closing date for nominations is September 21st while the awards ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Banquet Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.