Organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards have announced a new date and venue for the 2014 Award Ceremony earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday, May 6, in Lagos. Shina Philips, CEO of Matchmakers Consult International, promoters of the Awards stated in Lagos that after extensive discussions with their partners, the award ceremony will now hold on Saturday, June 13, in Abuja.
Explaining the rationale for the shift, Philips said: “Our partners, including the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) are convinced that the popular attention which the awards have generated among Super Eagles and football fans necessitated the need to shift it to a new date and venue which will afford all parties the opportunity to attend and facilitate with winners. The wish of many nominees especially the Super Eagles players was to be physically present at the Awards Ceremony and that the new date and venue would make that possible.”
According to Philips, “an Awards Ceremony is boring without the winners.” The new date coincides with the Nigeria-Chad 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier that is taking place the same day