Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Super Eagles are cashing in big time after their very successful AFCON tournament.

The reigning AFCON champions are rolling in dollars; this is good reward for all their hard work. So far, the Super Eagles have in over N900 million (about $5.6 million) as gifts for winning the 2013 AFCON.  No doubt, this is a good time to be part of the Super Eagles; despite their previous shortcoming they were able to show all the naysayers that they still got it by winning the AFCON championship after 19 years.

Even before their victorious performance, well-meaning fans including business mogul Aliko Dangote cheered the Eagles on for their progress in the tournament ; the billionaire splashed a whopping N130 million (about $800,000) on the Eagles even before they won the Championship. Following suit, Globacom boss Michael Adenuga made the biggest single donation to the Super Eagles when he redeemed his $1 million promise to the team right after their return from South Africa. 

Following their reception in Abuja, the Federal Government rewarded the team with a handsome N150 million. Delta State Government also gave the Eagles a total of N81 million, while Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola hosted the champions and gave out N59 million to the team.
According to MTNfootball, Emeka Ofor and three other top business chiefs each doled out $500,000 as gift to the Super Eagles.  

Akwa Ibom State Information Commissioner, Aniekan Umannah, and the Youth and Sports Commissioner for Cross River, Patrick Ugbe announced that they will. Similarly they will host the team during the World Cup qualifier against Kenya in next month in Calabar. Team’s Captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama who is from Akwa Ibom will be present at the event.

Aside from cash rewards, each Super Eagle player along with the coaches also received a plot of land in Federal Capital, Abuja from Federal government.
Keshi was also given a Range Rover Sport and Toyota Camry by Adenuga.