Super Eagles stand-in captain, Ahmed Musa, has been crowned the Footballer of the Year of the 2018 Nigerian Sports Award.
The Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia star beat Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo and Super Falcons’ Rasheedat Ajibade to the award.
Musa’s goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was nominated for the Best Goal of the tournament.
He was also the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match, after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking from South Africa, the pacy forward thanked Nigerian football fans for the honour, saying the award will spur him to greatness.
In other categories, Seun Adigun of the bobsled won the Team Sports Person of the Year, Tobiloba Amusan was adjudged Track and Field Star of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year went to Francis Orbih as President Nigeria Badminton Federation, Olatunji Yemisi picked the Racket Sportsperson of the Year, Evelyn Akhator was named Basketball Player of the Year and the Sports Woman of the Year award, Esther Oyema got the Special Sports Person of the Year.
Joy Udoh-Gabriel won the Discovery of the Year, Odunayo Adekuruoroye retained the Wrestler of the Year, just as the Sportsman of the Year award went to Tennis star Aruna Quadri.
River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was honoured with the Governor of the Year award.
In the media category, Gowon Akpodonor of Guardian emerged the Journalist of the Year (Print), George Essien was named Journalist of the Year (Radio), while Akeem Salau won the photojournalist category.