January 14, 2020 at 7:58 am #8189Tosin SportsKeymaster
Leicester City, Lineker congratulate Ndidi on ballers award, see full list of winners
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has been congratulated by his club side Leicester City and former England internationals Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton for winning the best Nigerian player at the Baller Awards held at the Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
It was the inaugural Ballers Awards and the event had several football heavyweights and journalists in attendance.
Ndidi was bit at the award ceremony but took to his official Twitter account to show his appreciation.
He said, “Its a great privileged to win Nigeria’s best footballer of the year. I couldn’t have done this by myself, I want to thank my teammates both in the National team and at Leicester City. Thank you to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all the fans. Thank you 🙏🏾
Its a great privileged to win Nigeria's best footballer of the year. I couldn't have done this by myself, I want to thank my teammates both in the National team and at Leicester City. Thank you to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all the fans. Thank you 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IMNyzsUt5n
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) January 13, 2020
Lineker quoted Ndidi’s tweet and responded. He said, “Officially a Baller. Much deserved. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻”
Asides the best Nigerian player Ndidi also won the Midfielder of the Year award.
Another recipient of two awards was former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo who won the Forward of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year accolades.
Other winners are
William Troost-Ekong (Defender of the Year)
Daniel Akpeyi (Goalkeeper of the Year),
Akinkunmi Amoo (Most Promising Baller),
Ibrahim Sunusi (Best Local Based Player)
Cyriel Dessers (Revelation of the Year).
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