Nominations are now open for the 2018 edition of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award as entries from the general public for the various categories start on May 23 and runs till October 7, 2018.
Speaking at a press conference to herald the commencement of activities for the 2018 edition, the Chairman of the award panel who is also the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, explained that 2018 edition of the award promises to be more exciting especially with the performances of Nigerian athletes in their various sports from 2017 till date and even as the country prepares for participation at the World Cup in Russia.
According to Tandoh, there are 21 categories of awards that are open for nominations this year and the list include; Racket Sports Person of the Year tennis, (table tennis, badminton and squash, tennis) Team Sports Person of the Year, Coach of the Year, Combat Sports Personality of the Year (karate, judo, taekwondo, wrestling, wrestling and boxing), Wrestler of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Footballer of the Year (Women), Footballer of the Year (Men), Athletics Star of the Year, School Sports Award, Sports Administrator of the Year, Sports Governor of the Year and Para Sports Person of the Year.
He noted that the new categories introduced for in the 2018 edition of the award was in line with new development and exemplary performances recorded by athletes in recent competitive games.
Speaking on the nomination process and the mechanics, the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu, revealed that the nominations can be done through website – www.nigeriansportsaward.com/nominations and via the various social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in order to drive massive participation from the public.
Idowu explained that the sport lovers and the public have the opportunity to nominate via Twitter using the hashtag for each category.