Win AFCON, get N102m, Otedola promises Super Eagles

"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," Emefiele said.
Win AFCON, get N102m, Otedola promises Super Eagles

Win AFCON, get N102m, Otedola promises Super Eagles

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola promised the Super Eagles a mouthwatering $250,000 (N102,895,000) should they return to Nigeria withe the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon trophy.

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, made the disclosure during a visit to the Eagles camp in Cameroon after their qualification into teh last 16.

Nigeria defeated Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau in Group D to set up a round of 16 clash with Tunisia who qualified as one of the four best 3rd placed teams after coming third in Group F.

However, Emefiele who represented Coalition Against COVID-19, a private sector-led platform established to assist the Nigerian government in combating Coronavirus also promised the Eagles some cash prices for goals scored .

He said that CACOVID will give them N49,389,600 ($120,000) for the six goals they scored in the group stage.

However, the CBN governor added that the team will also get an increased $50,000 reward for every goal scored in the round of 16 against Tunisia on Sunday.

“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 in a video posted by the Eagles media department on Thursday.

“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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