Popular Side Award (PSA) allows fans to nominate and vote online ahead of Nigeria Sports Award. PSA is actually independent of the sports Award, but acts as a kind of prediction or perhaps a check of those fans are rooting for, ahead of the award proper.
Nigeria Sports Award night will be coming up on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Right here, you can check those fans nominated and voted as winners.
PSA is only interested in recognizing and celebrating Nigeria footballers who were outstanding each year, and would not bother you about the rest of the sports awards.
We believe fans are the actual consumers of football and are in a better position to nominate and vote winners. The ones who ate the pudding can tell the taste. This is the reason PSA allows fans to vote online without any form of censor or any added weight to the unedited voting. This year voting started September 1st and ended October 30th, 2014. Two weeks ahead of the Nigeria Sports Awards’ gala night.
Below are the nominees and winners of the 2014 Popular Side Award:
1. PSA Honorary Award
WINNER: Godswill Akpabio, His Excellency Governor of Akwa Ibom State, for the successful completion of the ultra modern Akwa Ibom Stadium.
2. Sports Person of the Year Award
- Blessing Okagbare Points 356
- Asisat Oshoala Points 358
- Vincent Enyeama Points 124
- Godswill Akpabio Points 162
WINNER: Asisat Oshoala (Won FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Boot. She also won AWC Golden Bal).
3. Football Coach of the Year Award
- Stephen Keshi Points 150
- Manu Garba Points 80
- Peter Dedevbo Points 350
- Edwin Okon Points 320
WINNER: Peter Dedevbo (Led Nigeria’s Super Falconets to FIFA U-20 World Cup Finals).
4. Men Footballer of the Year Award
- John Mikel Obi Points 55
- Ahmed Musa Points 284
- Vincent Enyeama Points 612
- Ogeniyi Onazi Points 76
WINNER: Vincent Enyeama (Captained Nigeria’s Super Eagles to 2nd round, FIFA World Cup; the only African player who made FIFA – XI after the 1st Round of the competition).
5. Women Footballer of the Year Award
- Asisat Oshoala Points 701
- Desire Oparanozie Points 104
- Courtney Dike Points 98
- Precious Dede Points 97
WINNER: Asisat Oshoala (Won FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Boot. She also won AWC Golden Ball).
PS: If you disagree with PSA, comment below and let us know your own nominees and winners as well.