AFCON: Otedola motivates Super Eagles with $250,000 reward
Billionaire oil and gas mogul, Femi Otedola, has promised to give the Super Eagles the sum $250,000 if they lift the 2021 AFCON trophy.
This cash reward was made know by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, when he led Otedola and Aliko Dangote to visit the players at their Hotel la Rabidou camp in Garoua.
The trio visited the team camp along with president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick.
The promised $250,000 was besides cash showered on the players during the meeting.
Recall that the Austine Eguavoen-coached team won all three group games at the ongoing 2021 AFCON finals in Cameroon.
Also, the players are attracting plaudit for reminding Nigerians of what Super Eagles were known for — freeflowing football with flying wingers.
Making the announcement, Emefiele said: “Before we landed, 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 N50,000,000 if you win the tournament.”
The CBN governor encouraged them to remain focused and that many more gifts will come to them.
Emefiele told the footballers they play a significant role in unifying Nigerians.
The Super Eagles play Tunisia next in the round of 16 on Sunday.