Nigeria Pitch Awards

Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala win big at the Nigeria Pitch Awards

Toyosi Afolayan
Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala win big at the Nigeria Pitch Awards

At the 2022 Nigeria Pitch Awards, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen was named King of the Pitch, while Barcelona player Asisat Oshoala was named Queen of the Pitch.

The ceremony took place on Tuesday night, after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

After scoring 19 goals in 16 league matches for Barcelona in the Primera Division, Oshoala beat out Gift Monday and Uchenna Kanu to the award of "Queen of the Pitch".

The Lagos born forward also won her third consecutive league title in Spain's top division since joining the Catalans in 2019.

Osimhen, on the other hand, has had a strong season in Serie A despite a number of injuries.

The 23-year-old has 11 goals in 20 league games so far this 2021/2022 season, and he was the Super Eagles' leading scorer with four goals in their dismal World Cup qualification campaign.

Osimhen was also named Striker of the Year, while Wilfred Ndidi, William Troost-Ekong, and Maduka Okoye were named Midfielder, Defender, and Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively.

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