Naira rain for Super Eagles ahead of Tunisia clash

Ahead of the round of 16 clash against Tunisia on Sunday, the usual in-tournament extra incentives – a practice entrenched over the decades – have started flowing in for the three-time African Champions.

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has dedicated the naira equivalent of $250,000 for the team to win the trophy, just as airline owner Allen Onyema has promised N50million if the team marches to the final on 6th February and is triumphant.

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele says the CACOVID (a coalition of private sector companies set up to fight COVID pandemic in Nigeria) will shell out the sum of $120,000 for the six goals already scored by the Eagles in Cameroon, and $50,000 (naira equivalent) for every goal in the Round of 16 clash with Tunisia.

Airline owner Onyema had earlier promised the team the sum of N10million for every goal.   

Nigeria finished top of Group D with nine points while Tunisia came third in Group F and only qualified as one of the best losers.

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