Dangote delivers on $50,000 per goal promise to Super Eagles
The wealthiest man in Africa and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has fulfilled his pledge to pay $50,000 for every goal the Super Eagles of Nigeria scored in its AFCON 2019 semifinal game against Algeria.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Mr. Dangote’s good deed on Wednesday via its verified Twitter handle.
This comes a day after Nigerian billionaire businessman Mr. Femi Otedola paid the sum of $25,000 per semifinal goal to the Eagles.
Nigeria lost its semifinal match to eventual AFCON 2019 champion, Algeria 2-1.
Mr. Dangote was represented at the NFF’s office in Lagos by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Dangote Group, Mr. Olakunle Alake, accompanied by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Anthony Chiejina.
The Eagles, on their part, were represented by midfielder John Ogu as well as the team’s administrator and kit manager, Enebi Achor and Chidi Ngoka, respectively.
The Super Eagles rebounded from their semifinal disappointment to beat Tunisia and claim the bronze medal of the competition.