Nigeria’s Billionaire duo, Aliko Dangote and his counterpart Femi Otedola, have assured the Super Eagles playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals of a $75,000 reward for every goal scored in the encounter.
Dangote and Otedola are promising a $50,000 and a $25,000 gift respectively in the next stage of the Eagles’ football campaign in Egypt.
President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick was seen in a video posted by Osasu Obayuwana, a member of the Nigeria Football Federation’s Reforms Committee on Twitter extolling the kind gestures from the African businessmen in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday.
Africa’s richest businessman, @AlikoDangote promises the @NGSuperEagles $50k for every goal they score in the #AFCON2019 semi-final. @realFemiOtedola will pay $25k per goal. Hear @thenff President @PinnickAmaju, speaking at @MeridienCairo on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/hc0W2rv4P5
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) July 11, 2019
The Nigerian team are scheduled to lock horns with North Africans, Algeria for a place in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday at the Cairo International Stadium.
The Eagles defeated South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-final on Wednesday, courtesy of goals from Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong.
Ahead of Sunday’s clash, Dangote and Otedola have encouraged the Nigerian team with their financial contribution.
The pledges are in addition to the mouth-watering $95,000 bonus promised by the NFF for each win at the African football tournament.
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