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