THERE was success on and off the pitch for Nedum Onuoha on Saturday, after he picked up the PFA Community Champion Award prior to scoring in QPR’s 5-1 win over Rotherham United.
The R’s skipper – whose third goal of the season set the seal on victory in stoppage time – was presented with the award before kick-off in recognition for his services to the local community.
Onuoha was handed the award by nine-year-old George Sharp, who was one of five unsung heroes honoured at Loftus Road as part of QPR Community Day.
“The PFA believes that players who make that extra effort and contribution during the season should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community", John Hudson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the PFA, told www.qpr.co.uk.
“This Award will hopefully raise awareness of the great contribution and importance many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch.
“We would like to offer our congratulations to this season’s recipient of the 2016/17 Community Champion Award.”
Everyone at QPR would also like to thank Nedum for all his efforts in the community and congratulate him on his award.