…For outstanding performance in football
Nigeria football legend and former captain of the Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu was at the weekend conferred with the Image Award at the Crown Plaza Hotel in the United States of America, USA.
The Atlanta 1996 Olympic games hero was bestowed with the exalted honour at the 2014 Nigeria Image Awards ceremony in association with 18th Annual Nigeria Arts, Culture and Music Festival hosted by the Nigeria Re-Union Corporation, NRC.
“This award is in recognition of your excellent achievements in the field of soccer and your commitment in helping the less privileged, many Nigerians here in the USA recognize you as a mentor”, Chichi Dike Emeson, spokesperson of the organisers said.
“Your presence at this event is an honour to NRC as we join our Nigerians in Diaspora to celebrate your award”, the organisers added.
The Nigerian Image Awards is a unique night honouring the achievements of extraordinary people of Nigerian descent in music, arts, service, education and other walks of life, while recognising the contributions and exceptional services to the Nigerian culture and community.
The NRC is a global organisation whose primary purpose is to promote and strengthen the unity and honour of Nigerians and Nigerian descendants in the Diaspora.