JACKPOT: Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola promise Super Eagles $50,000, $25,000 per goal in semis, final

JACKPOT: Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola promise Super Eagles $50,000, $25,000 per goal in semis, final
The day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt, that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen.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, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, put a call through to the two well-known philanthropists and taskedthem 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.Alhaji 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...