The Golden Eaglets duo of kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen have both been named in the Young Player Award Category for the upcoming 2015 Glo-CAF Awards.
The two players were outstanding at the last FIFA U-17 World Cup where Osimhen ended up wining the Golden Boot Award while Nwakali ended up with the Golden Ball Award.
Nigeria also has a representation in the Women Player of the Year category where Ngozi Ebere is listed amongst four others.
As stated by the organisers, the winners will be decided by votes from the CAF Football land Media Committees, the exception would be Legend and Platinum awards, which are not subject to vote, while Referee of the Year Award will be decided by the votes of CAF Refereeing Committee.
Before now, the top three contenders for the 2015 African Player of the Year were revealed.
They are: Andre Ayew (Ghana/ Swansea City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon/ Borussia Dortmund) and Yaya Toure (Cote d”Ivoire/ Manchester City).
The winners will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria.