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Femi Otedola Promises To Give Super Eagles $250,000 If They Win AFCON 2021

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has promised Super Eagles $250,000 (N102,895,000) if they win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

According to ThePunch, the national team will also receive N49,389,600 ($120,000) for the six goals they scored in the group stage of the ongoing continental showpiece, thanks to the Coalition Against COVID-19.

The football game kicked off on the 9th of January 2022 and since then the super eagles have played three times, winning all three matches and gaining 9 points.

In the first match against Egypt, the super eagles won 1-0, the second one against Sudan, Nigeria won 3-1, and the third one against Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria won 2-0.

CACOVID, a private sector-led platform established to assist the government in combating Coronavirus in the country, praised the team for their performance at AFCON and promised to reward the squad with the naira equivalent of $20,000 for each goal scored in the group stage.

The Eagles finished the group stage with six goals, which amounted to $120,000.

According to Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who represented CACOVID during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon, their impressive group stage performance convinced CACOVID to increase the amount for every goal scored to $50,000 in the round of 16.

Emefiele in a video posted by the Eagles media department on Thursday said;

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 further stated;

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.

He added;

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.

If the Super Eagles win the AFCON tournament this year, it would be their fourth time bringing home the trophy as Nigeria had previously won in 1980, 1994 and 2013.

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