The Baller’s Awards 2019 which held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos had in attendance some of the very best the Nigerian football industry has got to offer. It was a night of premium glitz and glamour and a celebration of Nigeria’s finest footballing talents.
Physically present at the ceremony were notable dignitaries like the Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Ex-Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju, Super Falcons captian Onome Ebi, Ex- Super Eagles Media officer Toyin Ibitoye, Sports Media veterans and icons like Deji Omotoyinbo, Segun Agbede, Akinbode Oguntuyi, Oluwashina Okeleji amongst others.
Revelation Of The Year CYRIEL DESSERS
Goalkeeper Of The Year DANIEL AKPEYI
Defender Of The Year WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG
Midfielder Of The Year WILFRED NDIDI
Forward Of The Year ODION IGHALO
Humanitarian Of The Year ODION IGHALO
Most Promising Baller AMOO AKINKUNMI
Best Local Based Player IBRAHIM SUNUSI
Super Eagles Goal Of The Year PAUL ONUACHU vs Egypt
Baller Of The Year (Male) WILFRED NDIDI
Baller Of The Year (Female) ONOME EBI
Legendary Baller Of The Year VICTOR IKPEBA
Industry Icon Of The Year LARRY IZAMOJE
Present via video also were all the major Super Eagles stars and recepients of the awards. Players like Wilfred Ndidi, WIlliam Troost-Ekong, Odion Ighalo, Daniel Akpeyi, Paul Onuachu, Thomas Dennerby.
The industry icon was presented to Dr Larry Izamoje of Brila FM, while the Legendary Baller of the year was awarded to Ex-Super Eagles player, Victor Ikepba.
The much talked about event was hosted by Comedian Funnybone and BBC Sport journalist Debola Adebanjo.