AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledges $75,000 per goal to Super Eagles

AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledges $75,000 per goal to Super Eagles

Ibraheem Mahmood|

Africa richest man Aliko Dangote on Thursday promised the Super Eagles of Nigeria 50,000 dollars (18 million naira ) for every goal they score in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON).

Another Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola has also promised the team 25, 000 dollars( 9 million naira) for every goal scored.

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick disclosed this to the team at breakfast today in Cairo while congratulating them for their victory against South Africa.

Earlier in the group stage of the 2019 AFCON, Aiteo group, one of the official sponsor of the senior men national team gave the Eagles $75,000 for the three goals scored in their 3-2 victory over Cameroon in the Round of 16.

Hosea Wells Okunbo, a businessman, also pledged the sum of $20,000 per player, while Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, rewarded the team with $5,000 per player.

The Super Eagles will take on the winner between Algeria who defeated Cote D’Ivoire on Thursday.