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Eagles goalkeeper, Nwabali Bags Chieftaincy Title In Rivers Hometown

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Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, was on Sunday conferred with a chieftaincy title by the traditional ruler of Mgbede community in Egbema Kingdom, Rivers State, Nzeobi Amida.

According to a Nigerian sports website, BSN, the title, Ugo Egbema “The Pride of Egbema Kingdom”, was conferred on the goalkeeper following his performance at the recently concluded 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire.

BSN reports that Amuda, who is also the chairman ONELGA Council of Chiefs, said the title conferred on Nwabali is in recognition of the honour the goalkeeper brought to Egbema Kingdom and ONELGA following his performance for the Super Eagles.

AFRIPOST had reported that the Governor Siminalayi Fubara Rivers State, on Friday, gifted the Rivers-born Nwabali N20 million and conferred on him the honour of Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State.

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday also honoured each player and official of the Nigerian Super Eagles with the Member of the Order of the Niger national award for securing the silver medal at the just-concluded AFCON.

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