The Nigerian-born New Zealander went the distance with his Italian adversary before winning the fight on a unanimous decision as he successfully defended the middleweight title he first won in 2019 for a third time.
FIFA in a statement released on Thursday said the games earlier scheduled for June have been rescheduled to commence in September due to the pandemic with some of the stadia not meeting international standards.
The club’s National Chairman, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, who led members of the National Executive Committee and other members to his palace in Jesse town to confer the honour, thanked the monarch for his support to the club.
The Crystal Palace midfielder once trained with the Super Eagles before the cancelled friendly against Burkina Faso in March 2017 but the player has since developed into one of the hottest footballers in England.