2018 WCQ: Super Eagles Get N18m From Akwa Ibom Governor
The Super Eagles players will likely have Davido’s hit song Fall on repeat on Wednesday night.
This comes after the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel redeemed his pledge of $10,000 per goal for the matches against Cameroon to the Super Eagles.
Governor Emmanuel had promised the players the sum of $10,000 for every goal, two days before their clash with the African champions, whom the Eagles walloped 4-0 in Uyo on the first day of September, before earning a 1-1 draw with the Lions in Yaounde three days later.
With five goals in all, the Super Eagles have made N18m.
In addition, the governor says there is more to come from his goody bag.
“I know you have the quality to overcome in this important match, but I don’t want you to under –rate your opponents. I love the professionalism and dedication to the cause that you have shown since the beginning of this qualifying campaign. Those efforts have put Nigeria at the top of the table.
“I want to commend the NFF, your coaches and the support staff for the great job they have all done in support of your efforts to get to this position. You are just one win away from achieving your goal. The Zambians are taking this game as a do-or-die affair, so we need to be totally focused and play like soldiers.”
It is safe to say the Super Eagles are indeed fired up for the task ahead of them.
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