Africa’s richest man promises Nigeria $50,000 per goal against Algeria at the AFCON

Africa’s richest man promises Nigeria $50,000 per goal against Algeria at the AFCON

- Billionaires AlikoDangote and Femi Otedola have both promised the Super Eagles $75,000 for every goal scored in their remaining matches at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations

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

- Nigeria are scheduled to battle the North Africans for a place in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, July 14 at the Cairo International Stadium

Two of Nigeria’s leading millionaires, Aliko Dangote and Femi Adetola, have promised to give the Super Eagles $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, for every goal scored in the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are currently flying high in the tournament, having recorded some impressive results so far.

Nigeria finished Group B as runners up, but went on to defeat holders Cameroon and South Africa in the round of 16 and quarter-finals, respectively.

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The West African side are now scheduled to take on Algeria in a semi-final showdown on Sunday, July 14.

Ahead of the game, Africa’s richest man Dangote and fellow Nigerian millionaire Femi Adetola have made some promises to the team.

Dangote has promised to give the Super Eagles team $50,000 for each goal scored in the semi-final.

Meanwhile, Adetola has also pledged give $25,000 to the team for every goal scored against the Algerians.

The promises by the two billionaires was revealed by President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.

"Aliko has told me to tell you... for every goal that you scored, once you scored 10 goals, you get $500,000. If you score one goal it's $50,000. Femi Otedola, too, I have called him, $25,000 for every goal scored. So whether they (Algeria) reply or no reply, just keep scoring,” he said following Nigeria’s quarter-final victory over Bafana Bafana.

"It is not about the monetary value, which is also very important, it is about the zeal that we have demonstrated in achieving the appreciable success we have achieved so far in the tournament. 

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"It is very appreciated and the entire country is thankful and good mood, everybody is happy,” Pinnick added.

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