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Sports News of Friday, 21 January 2022


AFCON: Otedola promises to give Super Eagles $250,000 if they win the tournament in Cameroon

Femi Otedola and the Super Eagles Femi Otedola and the Super Eagles

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has promised to give the Super Eagles a sum of $250,000 should they win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match in Cameroun.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, said this during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon as a representative of CACOVID.

Emefiele noted that the private sector-led platform established to assist the government in combating Coronavirus in the country, has pledged $120,000 to the Super Eagles for their last six goals.

The Super Eagles won their three matches in the group stage as they become the first team in their group to make it to the knock out stage.

The CBN Governor applauded the team for their performance at the AFCON games. He also mentioned that CACOVID has increased the amount for every goal scored to $50,000 in the round of 16.

“I came with a message from the CACOVID. The CACOVID is the coalition of private-sector companies that was set up to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria and they have been happy with the performance of the team,” Emefiele said.

“During the meeting, I had with the captain (Ahmed Musa) and the coach (Austin Eguavoen), I delivered a message from CACOVID and the message is that, for every goal that is scored, the team will receive the naira equivalent of $20,000 so far, you have earned for yourself the naira equivalent of $120,000.

“We held a CACOVID meeting again because everyone is overjoyed for everything you’ve done so far, CACOVID has asked me to raise the ante.

“From the round of 16, for every goal scored, you will earn for yourselves as a team the naira equivalent of $50,000.

“Also, Femi Otedola, who is a member of CACOVID, has asked me to tell you that if you lift the trophy, he has in the bank for you, the naira equivalent of $250,000. This is just the beginning and I can assure you that if you win your round of 16 games, another promise might be made,” Emefiele added.

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