- Dangote and Otedola have both promised Super Eagles $50,000 and $25,000 for each goal against Algeria
- This was confirmed by the President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick while speaking with the players
- Super Eagles defeated South Africa in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal and will face Algeria on Sunday, July 14
Nigerian billionaires Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola have both promised the Super Eagles massive sum of $50,000 and $25,000 for each goal they score against Algeria in AFCON 2019.
Super Eagles will on Sunday, July 14, face Algeria in the 2019 African Cup of Nations semifinal in what is expected to be a tough clash between these two nations.
Goals from Samuel Chukwueze and William Troost-Ekong gave Gernot Rohr's men a 2-1 win over bitter rivals South Africa in their quarterfinal encounter.
Mikel Obi and his teammates have now been motivated ahead of their tough duel against Algeria by Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick made this known while interacting with the players in Egypt.
''I have spoken with Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola and they have promised to give you $50,000 and $25,000 for each goal you score against Algeria.
''Nigerians are happy for where you have gotten to so far in this competition and I want you to please make them happy more in our next game,'' Amaju Pinnick told the Super Eagles stars.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr constructively criticized the VAR system after his wards' 2-1 victory over South Africa in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinal.
Samuel Chukwueze who plays for Villarreal scored the first goal for Nigeria after an assist from Alex Iwobi before a controversial goal in the second half restored parity for the Bafana Bafana.
After Bongani Zungu scored for South Africa in the 71st minute, the linesman raised the flag to be an offside, but the referee made some consultation before giving the goal to South Africa. William Troost-Ekong got the winner for Nigeria in the 89th minute.
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