Femi Otedola has promised the Super Eagles $250,000 if they win AFCON
Written by Max1023fm on January 21, 2022
Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has promised the Super Eagles the sum of $250,000 in naira (N102,895,000) if they win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
The Eagles 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.
CACOVID, a private sector-led platform established to assist the government in combating Coronavirus in the country, praised the team for their performance at the 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.
“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, $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,” Emefiele added.