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U-17 World Cup: Ortom spoils Benue-Born Eaglet, Kingsley Michael with N.3m

Written By Idoma Television on Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 9:37:00 PM


A member of the world-conquering Golden Eaglets, Kingsley Michael is N300,000 richer following a meeting with Governor Sam Ortom of Benue state in Abuja at the weekend.

Michael, an attacking midfielder who wore number 6 shirt for the Eaglets, scored the second goal in the 30th minute against Brazil in the quarter final match played on November 1, 2015 in Chile with tournament top scorer, Victor Osimhen and Udochukwu Anumudu netting the other goals in the 3 – 0 rout of the Brazillans.

The Benue state-born Michael, was at the Benue state Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro Abuja alongside his parents to present to the governor his gold medal from the World Cup tournament.
Impressed by the feat from the 16-year old Benue Indigene, Governor Ortom made a personal gift of N300,000 to the Eaglet and additional N50,000 to the parents.

He promised that the state government will host Michael and David Enogela, another member of the team who is also from the state, to an official reception in Makurdi at a date to be announced.

Meanwhile, the governor would be in Lagos this Sunday to cheer the Lobi Stars FC to victory as tey battle Akwa United in the Federation Cup Final
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