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Omeruo Thanks Otedola For Cash Reward To Super Eagles

Omeruo Thanks Otedola For Cash Reward To Super Eagles

Kenneth Omeruo has on behalf of his Super Eagles teammates thanked popular business mogul, Chief Femi Otedola for redeeming his AFCON 2019 semifinal match pledge to the team, reports Completesports.com.

Otedola pledged the sum of
$25, 000 for each goal scored by the Super Eagles on the eve of their semifinal clash against the Desert Foxes of Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, also pledged $50,000 for each goal scored by the team in the game.

The Super Eagles scored only one goal in the encounter, losing 2-1 to eventual champions, Algeria.

Gernot Rohr’s men would later go on to beat the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 in the Third-Place match to win the AFCON 2019 bronze medal.


Otedola redeemed the pledge on Tuesday during a visit to his office by Omeruo alongside, team administrator, Enebi Achor and equipment management, Chidi Ngoka.

“On behalf of the Super Eagles I want say thank you to @femiotedola for receiving us today redeeming your pledge,” Omeruo tweeted on his Twitter platform and also posted on his Instagram page.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Our business moguls should come together and build a standard stadium equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities for the SuperEagles. Yes, we can do it. Much as I appreciate episodic inducements given during competitions, building a home stadium is the only way to anchor the SE firmly on the ground. This stadium will solve a lot of problems for the SE. For starters, it is just wrong to subject our players to substandard stadia, inviting injuries. The beauty is that this stadium can be rented to clubs to prosecute their matches for a fee.

    Some people will sniff the air and argue: “Which African country has ever done such a thing?” Yes, we can be the pacesetter. We can do it. Out business magnates, who earn a lot through government patronage, can throw something back. Even the average market woman will give a lending hand if needed. It will go a long way to solving the cash flow problems of the team, allowing the players to concentrate on the game.

  • Peter Edevbaro 5 years ago

    What a constructive advice !!!!.I sincerely hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears.

    • @Peter Edevbaro

      Thanks for your support. I do hope we give this issue the attention it deserves. I am not day dreaming. With the resources we have in Nigeria, we can achieve this goal without too much sweat. We just need the courage to start. 

  • Ahmed Musa has the experience needed in that game, captain of the tean bench until 5minutes to final whistle. A star player Sadiq that scored very good goal and played well in the last match before the knock out game also bench. Then, how do we explain that ? We reap what our coach sow

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