Super Eagles winger Victor Moses and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi top the nominees for the maiden Nigeria Football Federation awards billed for February 19 in Lagos.
The Eagles regulars are joined by Africa Nations Championship silver medalist Anthony Okpotu for the Men’s Player of the year Award.
Moses was instrumental as Chelsea won the Premier League title and progressed to the final of the FA Cup last season, while Ndidi has impressed since joining Leicester from Racing Genk in January 2017.
Both players were among the star men as the Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a game to spare.
Okpotu meanwhile, took the Nigerian league by storm last season when he top scored with 24 goals, and he contributed to Nigeria’s run to the final of Chan 2018 with two crucial goals.
In the other categories, Asisat Oshoala is the overwhelming favourite for the Women’s Player of the Year award after being nominated alongside Charity Reuben and Francisca Ordega, while Whye Ogbonna, Edwin Okon and Ann Chiejine will contest the Coach of the Year (Women) prize.
In the men’s coaching category, Kennedy Boboye has been nominated following his successes with Plateau United in the NPFL, but he’ll have to see off competition from Abdu Maikaba and Fidelis Ilechukwu to win the inaugural coach of the year prize.
Stephen Odey, Nura Mohammed and Ikouwem Utim have been nominated for the Men’s Young Player of the Year award, while Plateau United, Akwa United and MFM FC will contest the Team of the Year award.
Rivers Angels, Nasawara Amazons and Ibom Angels have been nominated for the women’s Team of the Year prize, while the Goal of the Season will be contested between Sikiru Olatunbosun, Shedrack Asiegbu and Oche Salifu.