Victorious Super Falcons Are Back, Get N75 Million From Dangote, BUA
Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and Chairman of BUA company, Abdulsamad Rabiu have doled out a whooping N75 million to the Super Falcons after retaining the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) trophy in Ghana.
The Super Falcons beat South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall on Saturday.
Super Falcons flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja minutes before 4pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Alhaji Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, as well as other officials of the NFF.
Holding aloft the Women AFCON trophy, the Falcons were wildly cheered by Nigerians at the airport and responded gracefully before they entered the bus that conveyed them to their hotel in the Federal Capital.
At the Starview Hotel, Alhaji Kyari commended the girls for a job well done, praising them for their tenacity, energy, determination and patriotic fervour.
“On behalf of Mr. President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you. We are proud of you and your representation of the country. Infact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”
Those two eminent Nigerians, according to NFF, are Dangote and Rabiu.
It was also learnt that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello, will host the team on Monday, 3rd December 2018.
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