New innovations will be introduced into this year’s Nigerian Sports Award – the 5th in the series, which holds on December 2nd at the Banquet Hall of Eko Hotels & Towers, Lagos, the Managing Director of Unmissable Incentives, Kayode Idowu, has said.
Mr. Idowu made the disclosure at a Press Parley with the Sports Editors in the complex of HotSports Nigeria – a subsidiary of HS Media Group in Oregun – Lagos.
Mr. Idowu said, in addition to various precious awards given to winners in various categories, the organisers will this year, give awards to personalities, who have impacted positively on Nigerian sports in the last 20 years.
He said recipients in this category of the awards may not have been recognised in the past, but will be rewarded by Nigerian Sports Award for their impactful lives in Nigerian sports in general.
The MD Unmissable Incentives said that the prestigious award has gone beyond the shores of Nigeria with clubs in Europe celebrating their Nigerian players who won it. He gave instances of Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Vincent Enyeama et al, whose awards were celebrated by their European clubs.
He also revealed that new brands have come on-board to sponsor the award thus broadening the horizon of the event to global level. “We are heading to where cars will be given out to award winners in the future, yes, why not?” he added.
Earlier, Chairman/CEO HS Media Group, Mr. Taye Ige had welcomed the invitees and said HotSports is partnering with Nigerian Sports Award to properly prospect it for commercial reward.
“These are people who believe excellence in sports should be rewarded and they are doing exactly what they believe in. We are happy to be part of this dream and we implore the media to also give them the maximum support that they deserve,” Mr. Ige said.