Otedola promises Super Eagles N102m to win AFCON


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The Super Eagles will claim a $250,000 (approximately N102m) cash gift from billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola if they win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele made the disclosure when he visited the Super Eagles’ camp in Cameroon, where the AFCON is holding.

The media department of the team shared a video of Emefiele’s visit.

Emefiele represented the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector-led platform supporting the Nigerian government to tackle the pandemic.

He disclosed that CACOVID would reward the team with $20,000 for each of the six goals scored in the group stage, amounting to $120,000.

Austin Eguavoen’s side scored one against Egypt, three against Sudan and two against Guinea Bissau to set up a round of 16 clash against Tunisia scheduled for January 23.

The CBN governor further disclosed that CACOVID has decided to increase the reward for every goal scored from the round of 16 upwards to $50,000.

“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.

“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,” the CBN governor said.

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