Alice Ogebe has been voted the Futbalgalore.com’s Nigeria Women Premier League player of the year for 2015/16.
The winger beat closest rival Ifeoma Paulinus and Anam Imo to the prize having scored 7 goals in the Premier League campaign.
Ogebe was voted by members of the Facebook Group, Naija Female Soccer ahead of Nasarawa Amazons’ Anam Imo in second and COD Ladies’ Ifeoma Paulinus in third.
The awards is aimed at rewarding players and officials of clubs who excelled in the Nigeria Women Premier League and the grassroots.
League Management Company chairman Alhaji Shehu Dikko, Rivers Angels team manager Mrs Matilda Onyiloha and Confluence Queens chairman Mallam Abdul Sule all got merit awards for their contributions to the development of women football in Nigeria.
Rivers Angels spokesperson Jessica Amadi did enough to be voted as the best media officer. While her team’s gaffer Edwin Okon won the Best coach of the year.
The Port Harcourt Angels did enough to also emerge as the club of the season.
Highly rated Oluwaseun Fakunle was also voted as the best young player.
The race for top scorer was tight with Bayelsa Queens forward Rafiat Sule edging COD Ladies defender Paulinus Ifeoma to the award in the basis of assists. Both scored nine goals each but the 2012 Sports Festival product racked up five assists to win.
Reliable young goal minder Rita Akarekor confirmed her status as the best in the land with the best goalkeeper of the season award.
In other categories, Osun Babes’ Facebook Page earned the social media platform, while Phoenix Queens won the grassroot team of the season.
Futbalgalore.com’s Nigeria Women Premier League award winners:
Player Of The Season
Alice Ogebe (Delta Queens)
Merit Award Winners
Alhaji Shehu Dikko (LMC Chairman)
Matilda Onyiloha (Rivers Angels Team Manager)
Abdul Sule (Confluence Queens Chairman)
Coach Of The Season
Edwin Okon (Rivers Angels)
Young Player Of The Season
Oluwaseun Fakunle (Delta Queens)
Team Of The Season
Goalkeeper Of The Season
Rita Akarekor (Delta Queens)
Best Social Media Handle Of The Season
Osun Babes Facebook Page
Grassroots Team Of The Season
Rafiat Sule (Bayelsa Queens)