Eagles Pocket Handsome $37.5k Each For Win Against Cameroon

Eagles Pocket Handsome $37.5k Each For Win Against Cameroon

Super Eagles players raked in $37,500 each for their hard-earned 3-2 win against the Indomitable Lions Cameroon in Saturday’s AFCON 2019 Round of 16 encounter at the Alexandria Stadium, Completesports.com reports.

One of the team’s individual sponsors, captain Hosa Okunbo rewarded the team with $20,000 for the win, while they got $5,000 each from the Lagos State government.

They also got a match winning bonus of $12,500 and $75,000 for the three goals by one of the Nigeria Football Federation major sponsors, Aiteo Group.


The Super Eagles looked destined to exit the competition after the Indomitable Lions turned the game around with Stephane Bahoken cancelling out Odion Ighalo’s 19th minute goal and Clinton Njie handing them the lead two minutes before the break.

Gernot Rohr’s side however rallied back to win the game with two second half goals by Ighalo and Iwobi.

The Super Eagles will face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Cairo International Stadium. Kickoff is 8pm Nigerian time.

By Adeboye Amosu (pix: by Ganiyu Yusuf) in Alexandria

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  • Patrator 2 years ago

    Bi eegun eni ba joore……. Nice one! #SoarEagles

  • tomorrow u guys we complain of not been paid again,$37,500 for less than 2hrs job not bad at all, that shows u guys just need be focus at the task ahead, individual sponsor we pay u guys awesomely if u make ur dear country proud, we going for the cup, solidly believe its achieveable,with zeal n dedication.

    • If sponsors donate prizes, doesn’t mean that they should not fight for what is rightfully theirs.
      After all, you will not leave your salary because you won an award or bonus in the course of your work.
      I will not allow a “big belle politician or NFF official” to chop what is rightfully mine, whether I don belleful or not.
      It’s for me to say “oya take this one” instead of them to kpake the money without giving me the opportunity to say “no, you can have it” if I feel I want to give it

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    My sincere thanks for those who give so much to our players. Money will come if you shoot to the moon. Money is not everything, but honor is everything. Rohr and all the players deserves the blessings and the appreciations the Nigeria Nation is showing them today.

    Please, keep it up. Beat the South Africans and go on to win the Cup for Nigeria. Your reword will last for a generation.

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Well said @BigD. That is me. Human rights. Don’t cheat on me and I won’t cheat on you.

    That is why I wants the best for Super Eagles, coaching crew and the NFF members. Everybody needs to do their basic work. Hmmm… na so it be o. God bless Nigeria!!!