President Jonathan to Confer MON On MVP Oshoala

Most Valuable Player (MVP) of last month’s Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup, Asisat Oshoala, is among a list of 305 Nigerians/friends of Nigeria set to be decorated with an national honour by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Fresh from winning the adidas Golden Boot and Ball courtesy of her 7 goals and two assists at the finals in Canada, Oshoala will be awarded the Master of the Order of the Niger (MON) at a ceremony scheduled for Monday, September 29 in Abuja.

“Well, I am really happy about it and I feel appreciated because it’s a good thing for one to be appreciated by her own nation” Super-Zee (as she’s fondly called by team-mates) said.

Asisat Oshoala Flanked By France's Pair of  Griedge Mbock Bathy and Claire Lavogez During the Fifa U-20 World Cup Award Presentation Ceremony. Image Getty.
Asisat Oshoala Flanked By France’s Pair of Griedge Mbock Bathy and Claire Lavogez During the Fifa U-20 World Cup Award Presentation Ceremony. Image Getty.

Also included in the list is captain of the U-20 side which claimed silver in Montreal, Patience Okaeme.

Other recipients of the national award are members of the victorious Golden Eaglets, who claimed a record Fifa U-17 World Cup title in the United Arab Emirate last year, as well as coaches and members of their backroom staff.

Some of the award recipients and class of awards:

Asisat Oshoala – highest goal scorer, 2014 under 20 FIFA female football competition (MON)

Patience Okaeme – captain of U20 women’s team (MFR)

Manu Garba, OFR (OON)

Peter Dedevbo-coach, 2014 U20 women’s team (OON)

Emmanuel Amuneke-assistant coach, 2013 U17(MFR)

Nduka Ugbade-assistant coach, 2013 U17(MFR)

Emeka Amadi – Golden Eaglets goalkeeper trainer (MFR)

Egbaiyelo Temitayo – team secretary, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Ayodeji Olarinoye – team doctor, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Gabriel Oyenuga – team physiotherapist, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Morakinyo Abodunrin -team media officer, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Suleiman Abubakar – team coordinator, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Mohammed Kafa – equipment manager, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Musa Muhammed – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Sunday Alampasu – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Abdulazeez Abubakar – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Uzoho Odinaka – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Zaharadeen Bello – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Aliu Abubakar – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Obasi Chigozie – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Musa Yahaya – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Samuel Godwin Okon – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Chidiebere Nwakali – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Akinjide Idowu – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Salihu A. Baba – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Godwin Saviour – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Alfa Abdullahi – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Makanjuola Habeeb – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Chidera Ezeh – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Success Isaac – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Kelechi Iheanacho – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Awoniyi Taiwo – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Dennis Okon Nya – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

Japhet Raymond – player, 2013 national under 17 football team (MON)

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