Olopade Eulogies Sportsville Awards Nomination Of Hon Ochei


…Says Ochei Merited Such A Highly Esteemed Award

Sportsville Special Recognitions Awards under the stewardship of Frank Ilaboya has received scores of messages praising the organizers for nominating Rt Hon Victor Ochei Onyekachi among those to be honoured during this year’s edition of the prominent award ceremony.

The lastest to join in applauds of the Sportsville Awards for it’s cognizance is one time President of Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria, High Chief Bukuola Olopade.

The High Chief made his thoughts as regards the Awards Ceremony known on Monday, commending Frank Ilaboya, CEO Sportsville Communications Services Ltd for recognizing the former House of Assembly member.

“I just got to know of the nomination of my very good friend and brother, Rt. Honourable Victor Ochei
Onyekachi among those to honour this year by Sportsville, kudos to you guys for this. Honouring those who deserve honour like Hon Ochei makes your awards stand out!

“Hon Ochei is a clear example of one who deserves a national award, not just for what he has done for sports, but the way he has done it.


Olopade went on relate his experience with the Kano born Bachelor degree holder emphasizing that Victor Ochei financial assisted the Wheelchair Basketball Federation.

“At a time that Special Sports lacked any kind of support, it took me just a few minutes to convince Barrister Ochei to put his resources both financial and human behind Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The phenomenon growth of the sports in Nigeria can and must be attributed to my friend and brother Rt Hon Ochei.”

“Let me join in congratulating a true man of honor, supporter of special sports and people, and a man with a big heart from the big heart of the nation,” Olopade, a recipient in the 2022 edition of Sportsville Special Recognition Award, he added.

Hon Ochei is among the four distinguished Nigerians listed for honour in the Icon Category which includes, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Otunba Segun Runsewe, OON and Chief Solomon Ogba.

The list also includes the most celebrated personality in Nigeria at the moment, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, the Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League Board, NPFL, as the Sports Administrator of the Year.

The annual Sportsville Special Recognition Awards has continued to grow in stature every year, drawing applause from key stakeholders for its uniqueness and quality of awardees.

The highly-celebrated ceremony comes up on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at EKO CLUB, Surulere, Lagos.