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Faith Ikidi scoops Swedish Damallsvenskan referees’ award

6:19 AM SGT 2/11/18
Faith Ikidi - Pitea IF
Following her huge impact in Pitea IF title haul, the Nigerian has been voted the most disciplined topflight player of the season

Nigeria international Faith Ikidi has been voted Damallsvenskan player of the 2018 season by Swedish referees after helping Pitea IF win a first major domestic title in their history

The 31-year-old, who made 20 appearances in 22 games for her Swedish topflight side, was handed the accolade in recognition of her outstanding contribution in her club’s title success.

Stellan Carlsson’s side waited till the final day to beat Kopparberg/Göteborg and Rosengard in the race for the league diadem and secure a ticket to 2019 Uefa Women’s Champions League.

On their choice of the defender, the Swedish referees’ body, said; “Faith Ikidi has shown a positive leadership in the season and showed respect for judges and opponents, whatever their results!

“Through her winning skull, her spirit of fighting and the backline's skill, she has greatly contributed to the team's successful season."

While acknowledging the prize, Ikidi told Goal:“ I am very honoured to be given this award. I wish to dedicate it to our coaching staff and my teammates because we made history together.”