Hope Uzodimma Gives $10k, Land to Imo players who featured at 2023 Women World Cup | #NwokeukwuMascot
|Gov Hope Uzodimma and the visiting falcon team members|
Imo State Governor, Sen Hope Uzodinma, has gifted $10,000 to four players from the state who were part of the Super Falcons squad that participated in the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Uzodinma also promised the players a piece of land in choice locations in the state.
In a video on his official Instagram account, the governor announced the rewards while hosting the squad members at the state house in Owerri on Tuesday.
The recipients are Desire Okparanozie, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi and Ohale Osinachi.
Last week, the Falcons were dumped out of the tournament following a 4-2 loss on penalties to the Lionesses.
Nigeria performed spiritedly against the European champions, forcing the game into extra time and a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
Speaking on the team's performance at the tournament, Governor Uzodinma praised the quartet for their "wonderful representation of our state and country".
"I have the responsibility to give you all the support and encourage you in your career. Officially, we are welcoming you and we also think you deserve to be appreciated by your state government. We will appreciate you for your wonderful representation of our state and country," the governor said.
"We would also like to encourage you by way of support. First, I would like to give all of you one plot of land in the state. And also, a cash reward of $10,000." He further stated
The governor directed the players to identify their favourite area of choice for their respective plots of land, adding that the cash would be handed to them after the meeting.