Austin Okon Akpan receiving award.
Match Makers Consult International, the organizer of Nigeria quintessential football award Nigeria Pitch Award on Wednesday in Lagos celebrated exceptional journalist in the print and broadcast media.
Tana Aiyejina of the Punch Newspaper was the football journalist of the year in the print category, Austin Okon Akpan of Channels Television was voted as the football journalist of the year in the television category while football administrator turned journalist, Godwin Anakhana cart the football journalist in the radio category.
Shiba Philips, President Nigeria Pitch award apologised to the award winners that the ceremony was coming late a bit but it was not done not done on purpose.
The award collating partner SIAO partners managing director, Mr Ituah Ighodalo commended all the winners and the organizers who have promoted good value. In his remark, he noted ” we wish to emphasize that we accepted to be partners with the Nigeria Pitch Awards because we can proudly and publicly identify with their care values of transparency, integrity and due process.”
On their part, the Nigeria football federation who is also a critical partner of the project pledged their consistent support to the project.