Super Eagles right-back, Shehu Musa, was voted the first winner of â€˜The Big Bull Riceâ€™ Man-of-the-Match award instituted by TGI Group, the Official Food Partner of the Super Eagles.
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Shehu Abdullahi was voted the man-of-the-match for Nigeria in the Super Eagles versus Chipolopolo of Zambia World Cup Qualifier played in Uyo last Saturday
A cheque of N1million was presented to theÂ Nigeria international who plays for AnorthosisÂ club shortly after the match by Mr. Onyekachi Onubogu, Executive Director, TGI Group and Mr. Sumit Jain, Chief Financial Officer, WACOT Limited makers of The Big Bull Rice after Nigeria won the match 1-0 through Alex Iwobiâ€™s goal in the 73rd minute.
Congratulating the first recipient of the award, Mr. Onubogu, stated that the award is now to be known asÂ â€˜The Big Bull Rice Man of The Matchâ€™ with a prize of N1 million cash alongside 10 bags of Big Bull Rice to be donated to a charity of the playerâ€™s choice.
â€œWe are making the presentation right here on the pitch at the end of the match because we believe this is something that will continue to motivate the players to perform excellently well and encourage a culture of excellence,â€ Onubogu said.
While emphasising the unifying role of soccer in Nigeria, Mr. Onubogu stated that the goal of his conglomerate is to ensure that the Super Eagles does not only qualify for the 2018 World Cup but that the team puts up an unprecedented impressive performance at the competition in Russia.
TGI Group was unveiled as the official food partner of the Super Eagles for the next three years last Friday at a joint press conference which took place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and other members of his Executive Committee.
Responding, the player commending Big Bull Rice for the award and stated that it will further motivate him and other members of the Super Eagles to give their best to the team.