Two ex-Internationals, Daniel Amokachi and Joseph Yobo, were listed in the Hall of Fame Award for the year 2020 for their impacts in sports Development.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, also made the list. Dare was applauded for initiating the Sports Industry Thematic Group of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the breakthrough in creating the Nigerian Sport Industry Policy.
On his part, Amokachi was listed because of his appointment as Special Assistant to President Muhamadu Buhari. His appointment is expected to impact positively on sports Development.
For Yobo, his appointment as Assistant National Team coach to Rohr is expected to restore confidence of home-based players and instil confidence in indigenous coaches.
The award is a result of the Independent poll conducted by former athlete, Enefiok Udo-Obong.Others who made the list include President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbirh, President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation Musa Kida, for outstanding performance as administrators.
For successfully securing sponsorship for major athletics events in Lagos, Ijebu Ode, Kaduna and Remo, Nilayo Sports Marketing Company was adjudged the Marketing Company of the Year. This is in recognition of its role in not only organising major events but securing sponsorship despite the economic crunch due to the outbreak of COVID- 19.