The trio of Goalkeeper Rita Akarekor, striker Rofiat Sule and winger Alice Ogebe were rewarded for their outstanding performances during the previous season of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL).
Akarekor of Delta Queens conceded the fewer goals, six, which saw her stand out among other keepers in the Nigerian topflight league.
Rivers Angels’ Sule who defended the colours of Bayelsa Queens in the outgoing campaign, scored nine goals and provided five assists to emerge top scorer of the league ahead of former COD United player Ifeoma Polinus.
While Ogebe, formerly of Delta Queens, now at Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt found the net six times in the NWFL.
The presentation of the grants for excellence were made by British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright accompanied by the Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Flemming, at the Ladies In Sports Conference 2017, an event organised by seasoned sports journalist Tega Onojaife.
The event; its second edition, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja on Friday June 9, was attended by Benny Bonsu, a British-Ghanaian Sports personality, Ita Bassey, Brand Manager and Marketing Expert Nigerian Breweries, Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi and Supersport Presenter Mozez Praiz; sitting in for Felix Awogu, who gave key notes on women’s football in Nigeria.
- Ex-Super Falcons midfielder Effionwan Ekpo, President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Fred Edoreh, were also in attendance as well as other Sports Journalists and Media outlets.