FG Honours Sports’ Excellence


In line with the promise made by the President to honour Sports’ excellence, several athletes and sport icons were honoured at the State Hose today. Those who were chosen for this veneration included the 1985 Class of U-16 boys who won the inaugural FIFA Cadet World Cup title when Buhari was a military Head of State.
Also present were men and women basket ballers, power lifters, world scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, boxer Olanrewaju Durodola, the U-17 world champion footballers, and the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations winners.
Monetary rewards were also handed out to the athletes, including N2 million for each of the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Cup winners, N1.2 million for the 2015 FIFA U-17 world champions, and N500,000 for each of the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations winners.

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