Fubara awards Stanley Nwabali N20 million and state honors

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Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has demonstrated his appreciation for Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali’s exceptional performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) by presenting him with a generous gift of N20 million. The governor also hosted Nwabali and other members of the Super Eagles crew, including coach Jose Peseiro, in Rivers State on Friday, where he handed them a total sum of N30 million.

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According to a statement from the governor’s media aide, Boniface Onyedi, Governor Fubara announced that Nwabali would be honored with the prestigious Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State.

Governor Fubara praised the Rivers-born Nwabali for his outstanding goalkeeping skills, which significantly contributed to the Super Eagles’ success at AFCON 2023, bringing pride to Nigeria.

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During the meeting, Governor Fubara expressed his gratitude to Nwabali and the entire team for their achievements, emphasizing the importance of supporting and motivating athletes to excel. He reiterated his administration’s commitment to promoting sports and fostering a conducive environment for athletes to thrive.

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Furthermore, in recognition of their triumph in the Louis Edem National League competition, Governor Fubara also awarded a substantial sum of N50 million to the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team.

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This gesture underscores Governor Fubara’s dedication to recognizing and rewarding excellence in sports, encouraging athletes to continue striving for success on both national and international stages.

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