Ahmed Musa wins top prize at NFF Awards

Super Eagles attacker Ahmed Musa has been named Nigerian Player of the Year at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) football awards
Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa celebrates at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Philippe DESMAZES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Super Eagles attacker Ahmed Musa has been named Nigerian Player of the Year at the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) football awards staged in Lagos on Monday night.

The 26-year-old striker saw off competition from Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua frontman Odion Ighalo to win the award.

Musa who plays for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr was one of Nigeria’s stand out performers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with his stunning goals against Iceland in Russia.

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi was named womens player of year, fending off competition from teammates Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega

A special legend’s award was given to the Super Eagles team of 1994 who won the Africa Cup of Nations and got to the Round of 16 at the World Cup in the USA.

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Full list of winners

Men’s Player of the Year – Ahmed Musa

Women’s Player of the Year – Onome Ebi

Team of the Year – Super Falcons

Goal of the Year – Ahmed Musa vs Iceland

Young Player of the Year Male –Samuel Chukwueze

Young Player of the Year Female – Anam Imo

Male team Coach of the Year – Gbenga Ogunbote

Female team Coach of the Year – Thomas Dennerby

Best Fans – Pillars FC fans

Fair Play Prize – Akwa United FC


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