Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev Sam Ikpea, has hailed the maiden Sportsville Award, saying the personalities lined up for the awards night, which holds January 30 in Lagos, are credible people who have done well for sports in the country.

Ikpea, in a statement, said the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu have ensured sports got adequate attention in their respective states.

“You can’t talk about sports in Nigeria without mentioning Rivers and Edo states,” Ikpea stated.

“NFF president Amaju Pinnick has been a blessing to Nigerian football, Dr Larry Izamoje is an example of humility in service and promotion of sports through his radio, BRILA FM.

“Also, Dr Rauf Ladipo has sacrificed everything for Nigerian football over the years,while .Anyansi Agwu has been hugely successful with Enyimba. Ebi Egbe, the CEO of Monimichelle, has been on a mission to change the face of Nigerian football facilities. Sportsville has a line up of credible sports people it intends to honour.’

The maiden Sportsville award would hold at the Ibis Royal Hotel in Lagos.