AFCON 2023: Rivers Gov Gifts Nwabali N20m as State Honour

Applauded him for his amazing goalkeeping skills.
Stanley Nwabali with Governor Siminalayi Fubara  of Rivers State
Stanley Nwabali with Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State X

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, on Friday, February 16, hosted a member of the Nigeria National football team, Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, in recognition of his sterling performance at the just cncluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in Côte d’Ivoire.

Fubara, who announced a 20 million prize for Stanley Nwabali, equally noted that he would be honored with the Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State.

The governor applauded the Rivers-born football star, Nwabali for his awesome goalkeeping skills for the Super Eagles following the recently concluded AFCON, stating that his performance, alongside some of his teammates, has brought glory to Nigeria.

It was gathered that Governor Fubara also gifted N30 million to the Super Eagles’ crew, who were present.

Fubara said, I want to join the wonderful people of Rivers State to Felicitate with you, our brother, Stanley Nwabali and our amazing team.

We are here again in just about four months after you, Nwabali, won a local trophy.

Today, you have brought a national trophy. So, when people say or talk behind us to ask what we are doing, we are achieving those things that are not, maybe, seen physically but they give happiness and fulfillment.

If we have not supported you in a way that motivated you, you won’t be where you are.

However, it is part of purposeful governance and administrative efficiency.

So, I wish to thank you and assure you that we will continue to do our best.

Also, in a related development, Fubara awarded the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team N50 million for emerging as champions in the Louis Edem National League competition.

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