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Nigerian duo shortlisted for Queens Park Young Player of the Year

It is that time of the year where clubs in England recognize their most outstanding players across all levels, and two Nigerian teenagers have been shortlisted for awards by Queens Park Rangers.

Eberechi Eze and Aramide Oteh’s impressive displays this season have been rewarded after they were both nominated for Queens Park Rangers Young Player of the Year award.

The two 19-year-olds will have to see off competition from Ilias Chair (20), Darnell Furlong (22), Ryan Manning (21) and Paul Smyth (20) to win the accolade.

Eze has appeared in 15 matches in all competitions for the London team, scoring two goals in the league, while Oteh has been involved in five games with one goal to his name.

The former Super Eagles invitee, Oteh, Nedum Onuoha and Bright Osayi-Samuel have been listed for the Sportito Player of the Year prize.

Queens Park Rangers Player of the Year event was cancelled last year due to poor ticket sales.


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About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.