Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi was among the winners on Sunday at the 2019 Ballers Awards, claiming the Baller of the Year in the male category.
— ONOME EBI (@EBIONOME) January 12, 2020
Concise News reports that Ndidi also won the Midfielder of the Year while Super Falcons star Onome Ebi scooped the Baller of the Year in the female category.
Its a great privileged to win Nigeria's best footballer of the year. I couldn't have done this by myself, I want to thank my teammates both in the National team and at Leicester City. Thank you to the organisers of The Ballers Awards and all the fans. Thank you 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/IMNyzsUt5n
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) January 13, 2020
A former Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby took home the Coach of the Year award prize while Odion Ighalo got these awards: Forward of the Year and the Humanitarian of the Year for his good works with Ighalo Orphanage.
— Cyriel Dessers (@CyrielDessers) January 13, 2020
Also, Nigerian striker of Belgian descent Cyriel Dessers got the Revelation of the Year prize with William Troost-Ekong winning the Defender of the Year.
Thanks @9ja_footballers for the award I’m honoured. Sorry I couldn’t be there myself to receive it. Thanks to my teammates and all who voted! 🙏🏽☺️ The hard work continues! 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/mPiMayBVrZ
— William Troost-Ekong (@WTroostEkong) January 13, 2020
Ballers 2019 Awards List of Winners
Below are the winners in the 2019 Ballers Awards:
Baller of the Year (Male) – Wilfred Ndidi
Baller of the Year (female) – Onome Ebi
William Troost-Ekong – Defender of the Year)
Daniel Akpeyi – Goalkeeper of the Year
Tijani Samson – Most Promising Baller
Ibrahim Sunusi – Best Local Based Player
Cyriel Dessers – Revelation of the Year
Thomas Dennerby – Coach of the Year
Paul Onuachu – Best Super Eagles Goal of the Year (against Egypt in a friendly game in March 2019).