01 Nov 2019

Surprise winner of the men’s singles title at the 2019 African Games, Olajide Omotayo has been selected as one of the nominations for Nigerian Sportsman of the Year.

The announcement was made on Thursday 24th October by Kweki Tandoh, Chair of the Awards Panel.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer

A total of 15 categories exist, relevant to table tennis Racket Sports Person of the Year and Sports Administrator of the Year are also listed.

Nominations commenced on Tuesday 11th June and concluded on Sunday 13th October; no less than 805, 669 names were submitted. Voting was opened to the public on Thursday 24th October and will conclude on Sunday 24th November.

Overall, the public vote counts for 40 per cent, the decision of the awards panel is 60per cent.

“We are quite excited that public interest for the awards has grown tremendously considering the number of nominations received this year. For us, we have taken time to assess all nominations for the different categories and I can proudly say that the nominees selected for the categories deserve to be winners by all standards.” Kweki Tandoh

The award ceremony for the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award is scheduled to hold at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday 29th November.

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