Top active and retired Nigeria internationals like Odion Ighalo, Emmanuel Amuneke, Ifeanyi Udeze, Jonathan Akpoborie and others have been listed for the maiden edition of the Ajegunle Football and Sports Awards slated for December 4 this year.
The history of Sports especially football in Nigeria can never be complete without the mention of Ajegunle, a ghetto Town in Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA of Lagos State where many Nigerian legends of the game emerged from.
In order to celebrate the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of those who have brought recognition to the town through sport, Kobis Global Multidimensional Projects Limited is set to host the award to honour their heroes past and present.
The ceremony is billed to hold at the prestigious Abayomi Hall at the Orege area of Ajegunle with a total of twenty two awards to be given out.
Awards organizer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kobis Global, Prince Ogaga Wowo said the awards is a necessity and long overdue. “The Ajegunle Football and Sports Golden Award is conceived out of a long overdue imperative to properly recognize and immortalize the heroics of our indigenous sports personalities, who have distinguished themselves and variously contributed towards sports development of the “AJ Brand” both locally and internationally.”
“This award is also in celebration of our very rich football and sports heritage in reviving the traditional AJ creed of excellence, education, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, community, service, peaceful coexistence, and unity through sports – with the aim of stimulating and attracting vital investments from within and outside into the Agegunle sporting economy.”
On the consistency of the awards as the years go by, Prince Ogaga Wowo who is also the proprietor of Kobis global football Club said it is not going to be a one off. “This Award is going to be a Bi-annual event so that we can have enough time to make every edition a world class event”