Abike Dabiri hails Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala, Nnadozie for being diaspora icons

Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala at CAF Awards 2023

Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated the trio of Victor Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie on winning top prizes at 2023 CAF Awards, describing them as great Nigerian ambassadors.

In a congratulatory statement issued on Wednesday by NIDCOM director of media and public relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss said she was elated that the trio brought fame and honour to the country through their athletic talents.

She said the awards further confirmed that Nigerians in the diaspora are well endowed with talents and resources which rubs off on the global image of the country and contribute immensely to national development.

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She therefore urged other youths to use their God-given talents to contribute to the glory of the country as against using such to tarnish the image of their families as well as the country.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa noted with satisfaction the gains brought to the country through the contributions of the award winners in their chosen career of sports, thus encouraging others to emulate such gesture and be good ambassadors of the country.

Osimhen on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco won the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award, while Oshoala clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time. Nnadozie was awarded the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year.