28th February, 2013
Godfrey Oboabona has been rewarded by Ondo State with a house and a cash gift of N1 million (about $6,000) for his Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, exploits.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State made the announcement when he organised a reception for the Sunshine Stars skipper at the Government House in Akure yesterday.
Mimiko praised Oboabona for being a good ambassador of Ondo State after he made the state and the club proud at the African football showpiece event and rewarded him with a cash gift of one million naira and a bungalow.
Oboabona was one of the revelations at the just-concluded AFCON in South Africa as he played every minute as the Super Eagles went all the way to win a third Nations Cup crown.
The central defender is now on the wanted list of several top clubs in Germany, England and Ukraine and looks set to join Nigeria’s growing legion of players in Europe.