… he’s one of the few Nigerian VIPs so recognised
Ben Peters, Abuja
World Football governing body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has invited the Deputy Governor of Edo State and Chairman Bendel Insurance FC, Rt Hon Comrade Philip Shaibu, to the 2022 World Best Players Award Ceremony, scheduled to hold on Monday, February 27,2023 in Paris, France.
The special invitation of FIFA to Shaibu is in recognition and appreciation of the sports loving Edo Deputy Governor’s immense contributions to the development of sports, especially football in Nigeria. He is one of the very few Nigerians VIP so recognised.
Comrade Shaibu who was in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was also
one of the few VIPs invited by the world football governing body from Nigeria.
The 2022 World Cup finalists, Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe make the final list of shortlisted candidates for the men’s award.