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AFCON 2021: Billionaire, Femi Otedola Pledges $250,000 To Nigeria’s Super Eagles

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been promised $250,000 by Femi Otedola if they lift the 2021 AFCON trophy.

Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola has pledged the sum of $250,000 to the Super Eagles if they win the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

AFCON 2021: Billionaire, Femi Otedola Pledges $250,000 To Nigeria's Super Eagles

Femi Otedola Pledges $250,000 To Super Eagles

The pledge was announced on Wednesday by the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who was at the Super Eagles’ Hotel la Rabidou camp in Garoua alongside business moguls, Otedola and Aliko Dangote.

They visited the team’s camp on behalf of the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) during lunchtime along with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick.

The CACOVID was originally set up to help the government fight against the coronavirus pandemic but Emefiele said with the joy the Super Eagles are giving Nigerians with their AFCON performance, it was considered good to motivate the team the more.

Making the announcement, Emefiele said the promise of $250,000 by Otedola was besides cash showered on the players during the meeting.

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He said, “CACOVID is very happy with your performance in the preliminaries. That is why Aliko (Dangote) and other members said I should be here to deliver the good message to you all.

“We are very proud of you and we want to continue doing that. I’m sure one or two members of the Presidential delegation will also be here and you will receive more rewards.

“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 the sum of N50,000,000 if you win the tournament.

“Now, all you need is to remain focused and make the country proud. Football plays a greater role in unifying the country. So, we‘ll continue to give you our support in order to ensure you emerge victorious,” Emefiele assured.

KanyiDaily had reported that Air Peace CEO, Allen Onyema gifted the Super Eagles N10 million for winning their first match against Egypt and promised a further N50 million if they bring home the AFCON trophy.

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