Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has commended the Federal Government delegations that stormed Egypt to Support the Super Eagles to victory against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday.
Akinwunmi stated that their physical and financial support would spur the players to aim for more victory at the bi-annual tournament.
Some of the dignitaries in attendance include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and; Captain Hosea Wells Okunbor.
Apart from their presence at the match venue, Captain Hosea Okunbor gifted the Super Eagles with the sum of $20,000 per player, while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu showered the players with $5,000 each. The President of AITEO Group, NFF’s Optimum Partner, Mr. Benedict Peters weighed in with the sum of $75,000 for the entire team for the three goals scored, at $25,000 per goal as he promised before the match.
He said: “We want to specially thank the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Sanwo-Olu; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele and; Captain Hosea Wells Okunbor, a staunch financier and supporter of the Super Eagles.
“These distinguished personalities did not show up at the Alexandria Stadium; they oozed passion and love for the game of football and for our dear nation. They were so much involved and always believed the Super Eagles would carry the day.”
These financial gifts are aside from the $12,500 per player that the Nigeria Football Federation will pay the players for a place in the last eight.