Otedola fulfills $25,000 per goal AFCON pledge to Super Eagles -Anyigbaleft

Business mogul Femi Otedola on Tuesday fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the senior national team, the Super Eagles.

Otedola, on the eve of the Super Eagles’ semi final clash against Algeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the team.

 A goal by Odion Ighalo from the penalty spot saw the Super Eagles claw their way back into the game having gone a goal down in the first half.

But Riyad Mahrez’s excellently struck free kick on the dot of 90 minutes, which ensured Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 in the semi final at the Cairo International Stadium.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF on Tuesday took to its Twitter page to announce that the business mogul had made good his promise to the Super Eagles.

“Business mogul Femi Otedola has fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the @NGSuperEagles for their one goal against Algeria in AFCON 2019 semi final.
“Seen here on Tuesday with defender @omeruo22 (r),Team Administrator Enebi Achor (second l) and Equipment Manager Chidi Ngoka (l),” NFF tweeted with a photo (above) so captioned.”

The Super Eagles later defeated the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 in the third place match to win the AFCON 2019 bronze medal.


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