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Keshi to receive another award

23 April 2014, 18:20Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi is set to receive another award following his achievement with the Nigeria national team in recent years.

The umbrella body of sports journalists of Edo State extraction, Edo Sports Media Practitioners Forum, has unveiled an ambitious programme for its maiden award night that is scheduled for the later part of the year.

The body which convened in Lagos on Wednesday decided that Governor Adams Oshimhole of Edo State, Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, former national team handler, Shuaibu Amodu, Okpekpe race initiator, Mike Itemuagbor and Secretary to the Edo State Government Julius Ihonvbere will be honoured for their contributions to sports growth in the state in particular and Nigeria in general.

In a release, the body said Oshiomhole is being specially recognized for launching the revival of Bendel Insurance as well as the reinvention of Edo State Sports Festival. Keshi is getting a special honour as a honorary citizen of Edo State and his achievement with the Super Eagles.

On his part, Amodu is being recognized for his outstanding achievements as national team coach and the only Nigerian coach to have qualified the country twice for the World Cup.

Itemuagbor is being praised for his achievement in sports marketing in Nigeria and for initiating the 10 kilometre Okpekpe road race, while Prof. Ihonvbere is being recognized for his love for sports and the support he has been giving to sports development through several programmes that the government of Edo State has initiated through the SSG’s office.

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