AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar to Super Eagles
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AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar to Super Eagles

AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola pledge dollar to Super Eagles

11 Jul 2019, 18:20

Players and officials of the Super Eagles have received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen - Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola.

This is coming less than 24 hours after Super Eagles' 2-1 victory against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the quarter final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

On a visit to the team’s Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel on Thursday morning, during which he urged the players to even redouble their efforts in order to cross the semi final stage on Sunday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick put a call through to the two well -known philanthropists and tasked them to commit to supporting the team.

While Dangote made a pledge of $50,000 to the team for every goal in their remaining two matches at the championship, Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for every goal.

Aliko Dangote, who holds Nigeria’s second highest national honour (GCON) is the President of Dangote Group and is ranked as the richest person of African descent in the world. The Dangote Group has interests in various commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.

Oil baron Femi Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian international players, including 1980 AFCON winning team –captain Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene.

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