The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been rewarded with the sum of N50 million by a Multi –millionaire mogul, Chief Kensington Adebutu a.k.a Baba Ijebu, for becoming the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s Media Officer, Ademola Olajire said Sunday morning that the business man gave the reward on Saturday just after the tense match with the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo.
According to him, Baba Ijebu was full of praises for the Super Eagles for their determination, professionalism and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign, which saw them overhaul the so –called Group of Death with a game to spare.
Speaking with the duo of midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and match –winner Alex Iwobi, the successful businessman urged the team not to rest on its oars, but to prepare hard to be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria and Africa at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year summer.
The Super Eagles booked their place in next year’s football showpiece after their 1-0 win over the visiting Zambians to take their point haul to 13.