Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been announced as Baller of the Year, an award for the best Nigerian player of the year at the Ballers Awards.
The Ballers Awards, organised by Nigerian Footballers, held at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island with a host of players, journalists and football administrators present. The 23-year-old has been the most consistent Nigerian player in recent years.
In 2019, he continued to impress with his elite tackling skill and defending as a defensive midfielder. His individual qualities have been outstanding so far this season with Leicester City in the Premier League.
While reacting to this award on twitter, Ndidi said: “It’s a great privilege 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
Ndidi also picked up the Midfielder of the Year, while Odion Ighalo won the Forward of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year for his good works with Ighalo Orphanage.
Other winners of the night include;
William Troost-Ekong (Defender of the Year)
Daniel Akpeyi (Goalkeeper of the Year)
Tijani Samson (Most Promising Baller)
Ibrahim Sunusi (Best Local Based Player)
Cyriel Dessers (Revelation of the Year)
Onome Ebi (Female Baller of the Year)
Thomas Dennerby (Coach of the Year)
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu won the award for the Best Super Eagles Goal of the Year with his debut goal against Egypt in a friendly game in March 2019.