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Sports News of Wednesday, 12 January 2022


Super Eagles to be rewarded N50m for AFCON trophy

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Egypt in the opening game of the AFCON The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Egypt in the opening game of the AFCON

Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace has promised every member of the current Super Eagles team a cash sum of N50 million should the team win the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon.

Onyeama made the pledge in Garoua, Cameroon as the team were on break in the opening fixture against Egypt on Tuesday.

He stressed that the team carried the hopes and aspirations of more than 200 million Nigerians, urging them to give their best and win the trophy.

He also promised N10 million for every goal scored in the game against Egypt.

The Chairman, who was quoted in the statement, said: “We believe in what you can do, you have the strength as a team.

“Remember what I told you during the qualifying series. That it is not just an ordinary football match. You are carrying the hopes and aspirations of over 350 ethnic nationalities of our beautiful country.

“You’re playing for the unity of Nigeria. This is your time to play your part in cementing the unity of this nation, as Nigerians from North, South, East and West will celebrate in unison.

“Do us proud and when you come back with the cup, I’m going to give you 50 million naira”.

Air Peace, a leading Nigerian airline, is the official airline sponsor of the Nigerian National Teams.

The partnership was sealed with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick in 2021.