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Sunday, 15 November 2015

2015 Nigerian Sports Award: Voting closes today

…As organizers unveil nominees for the Journalists categories

AS the countdown for the 2015 edition of theNigerian Sports Award thickens, the organizers have announced that the voting phase will close as scheduled by midnight of Sunday November 15, 2013.

According to the spokesman for the award and the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu, the voting phase, which started on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 is expected to close as stipulated in the timelines of the 2015 award.

Idowu urged sports loving Nigerians who still wish to vote for their Sports­man and Sportswoman of the Year to take the opportunity of the remaining few days to do so before the deadline.

He noted that interested members of the public should send SMS SMOTY for Sportsman of the Year or SWOTY for Sportswoman of the Year and the name of the athlete to 33140 or nomi­nate through twitter using the hashtag #SWOTY or #SMOTY and the name of choice winner to @ngrsportsaward.

In the meantime, the panel of the Nigerian Sport Award has released the list of shortlisted nominees for the media categories of 2015 Nigerian Sport Award.

For the Sport Journalist of the Year (Print) category, Oludare Shina of Goal. com, Tana Aiyejina of The Punch News­paper, Johnny Edwards Complete Sports and Kayode Ogundare i-Soccer while Ganiyu Yusuf of the Complete Sport, Bola Omilabu of the Nation and Sport­ingLife Newspaper battles John Ebota of The Nation, Segun Ogunfeyintimi and Akeem Salawu of The Vanguard Newspaper for the Photo Journalist of the year.

The Radio Sport Journalist of the Year, last year winner Godwin Enakhe­na, Top Radio was shortlisted alongside with Murphy Djemba of Brila FM, Chinasa Ibonye, City FM and Udeme George, Love FM,Abuja. The nominees of 2015 Nigeria Sport Award include Miyen Akiri of Galaxy TV, Mosez Praiz of Supersports and Austin Okon -Akpan of Channels TV.

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