Femi Otedola has pledged $250,000 to Super Eagles if they win the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Femi Otedola, a popular billionaire business mogul, has pledged to give the outstanding Super Eagles squad a whopping sum of $250,000 if the team is able to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The statement was made on behalf of CACOVID by Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, during a visit to the team’s camp in Cameroon.
He also stated that the private-sector-led platform established to assist the government in the fight against Coronavirus in the country will award the Super Eagles squad $120,000 for the six goals they scored during the tournament’s group stage.
Godwin Emefiele, who praised the team, stated that CACOVID has increased the prize money for each goal scored in the round of 16 to $50,000.
“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.”