A billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has promised Super Eagles of Nigeria the sum of $250,000 (₦102,895,000) if they lift the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Coalition Against COVID-19 also promised to give the Super Eagle ₦49,389,600 ($120,000) for the six goals they scored in the group stage of the tournament.
CACOVID is a coalition established by the private sector to assist the government in battling Coronavirus in the country.
The coalition commended the Nigeria team for their performance at the ongoing AFCON and promised to reward the team with $20,000 for each goal scored in the group stage.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, who represented CACOVID during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon, noted that the performance of the Super Eagles has seen CACOVID increase the amount for every goal scored to $50,000 in the round of 16.
“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 said in a video posted by the Eagles media department on Thursday.
“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.”