Nigerian business tycoon, Femi Otedola has promised to give Super Eagles of Nigeria N103 million ($250,000) if they win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Cameroon.
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele made the disclosure during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon.
Emefiele 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.”
“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.”