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Sports News of Thursday, 20 January 2022


AFCON: Super Eagles receive cash, land promises

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Super Eagles players have received promises of cash prices and lands if they are able to win the African Cup of Nations.

In a video made public by the Nigeria Football Federation Media team on Thursday, January 20, 2022, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, stated that the national team will get the Naira equivalent of $50,000 for every goal scored in every match won in the AFCON knockout phase.

“CACOVID is very happy with your performance in the preliminaries. That is why Aliko (Dangote) and other members said I should be here to deliver the good message to you all.

“We are very proud of you and we want to continue doing that. I’m sure one or two members of the Presidential delegation will also be here and you will receive more rewards.

“Femi Otedola himself told me that he has an equivalent of $250,000.00 in the bank if you lift the trophy.

“I also heard Allen (Onyema) was here and he has also promised the sum of N50,000,000 if you win the tournament.

“Now, all you need is to remain focused and make the country proud. Football plays a greater role in unifying the country. So, we‘ll continue to give you our support in order to ensure you emerge victorious,” Emefiele said.

The official real estate partner of the NFF, RevolutionPlus Property, has also revealed that it will give free lands in chosen locations within its estates to the Super Eagles if they win the AFCON trophy.

“Now that the Super Eagles have qualified for the knockout stages of AFCON, RevolutionPlus Group will pay N1m for each goal scored by the team at every knockout stage of the competition,” Bamidele Onalaja, the company’s Group Managing Director/CEO said.

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