Success, Okoro named Edo Footballers of the Year

Isaac Success

Isaac Success

Obaseki, Momoh also on honour’s list

Watford forward, Isaac Success, and Enugu Rangers striker, Osas Okoro, will be crowned the Edo Footballer of the Year by the Edo FA at a ceremony scheduled for the Excalibur Hotel, Benin City, on December 16.

The 20-year-old Success, a 2013 U-17 World winner, has been in fine form since joining the Hornets for a club record £12.5m from Granada in July, after a virtuoso performance in La Liga that saw him being named 2015/16 Granada Player of the Year.

Home-based Eagles star, Okoro’s goals, on the other hand played a major role as the Flying Antelopes ended their 32-year league hoodoo last season.

Super Falcons and Bayelsa United star, Osarenoma Igbinovia, is the Player of the Year (Women).

The annual football awards were initiated on assumption of office by the Frank Ilaboya-led Edo FA last year to honour outstanding football personalities from the state and beyond.

Newly-elected Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will receive the Grand Patron Award on the occasion.

Coach Samson Siasia, who led the national U-23 team to a bronze medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and General Manager, SuperSports, Felix Awogu, have been earmarked for the Football Personalities of the Year.

Also to be honoured on the night is sports philanthropist and owner of the FROT Group, Frank Momoh, who gets the Outstanding Football Personality of the Year award.

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