It was a gathering of the heavyweights in the sporting industry as the second edition of the annual Sportsville Awards took center stage in Lagos on Sunday night.
The event which held at the Radison Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, had in attendance the the Honourable Minister Of Youth And Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare, who was also an award recipient on the night.
An elated Dare, who bagged the “Sportsville Innovative Award” for his giant strides in bringing the private sector to adopt and revamp sporting infrastructures in the country dedicated his award to President Muhammadu Buhari as well as Billionaire businessmen Aliko Dangote and Chief Kensington Adebutu owner of Baba Ijebu for believing in his adoption initiative.
The Special Guest of honor at the event was the sports loving Deputy Governor of Edo state Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu who also received the award for the “Most Supportive Sports Pesonality” of the year for his immense contributions to the growth and development of sports in Edo state, commended Sportsville for awarding those who have contributed in no small measure to the development of sports in the country.
Also a recipient on the night was ex-international chief Segun Odegbami. Odegbami who received a “Special Recognition Award” for his lifetime contribution to sports appreciated the Chairman/CEO of Sportsville Hon. Frank Ilaboya for introducing him into the media space after his active days as a footballer.
Hon. Tonobok Okowa, Chairman Delta State Sports Commission and President Athletics Federation Of Nigeria also bagged the Sportsville Special Recognition Awards for his role in developing sports in Delta state.
The 2022 Sportsville Awards also had the “Icons Category” and recipients on the night were Dr. Danladi Bako, John Momoh and Dr. Sunny Ojeagbase.
Other recipients included:
Mr. Olumide Oyedeji – Recognition Award
Hon. Ayo Omidiran – Recognition Award
Mr. Ugo Udezue – Recognition Award
Hon. Daniel Igali – Recognition Award
Mr. Mike Itemuagbor – Recognition Award
Hon. Bukola Olopade – Recognition Award
Barrister. Seyi Akinwunmi- Recognition Award.
Fourteen eminent personalities who have contributed in no small measure to the growth and development of sports in the country were honored at the second edition of the Sportsville Awards.