Businessman Aka Udofia has offered the Super Eagles the sum of $20,000 for every goal scored in Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker against Cameroon’s in Yaounde.
The young and ebullient businessman from Akwa Ibom State made the promise as he briefly greeted Super Eagles players and officials inside the chartered ARIK Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft just before take -off at the Ibom International Airport, Uyo.
“I am a very good friend of the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, and I am happy that I am here in time to see you guys before take -off at the Ibom International Airport, Uyo.
“I watched the game against the Cameroonians here in Uyo on Friday and I am sure you have the ability to conquer them again in their own territory.
I promise to reward you with $20,000 for every goal scored in Yaounde,” Udofia announced to the applause of players and officials.
Three -time champions Nigeria play Cameroon today in Yaounde in a Day 4 encounter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifying race, with five points clear of second -placed Zambia and seven ahead of third -placed Cameroon.
Already, hosts, Cameroon and their Indomitable Lions have become dispirited and gutted by the 4-0 defeat they suffered at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo last Friday.
Their know that their Russia 2018 aspiration is over. They have nothing to play for now beyond their pride.
Even if they win all their remaining three matches including today’s game with the Super Eagles, the best they will end up with is 11 points.
This explains why their Belgium born Coach, Hugo Broos, admitted after the Uyo massacre that it was all over for the reigning African champions.
“There is no pressure anymore tomorrow (Monday). Nigeria have nine points, we have two points,” Broos stressed, insisting further that:
“If we (Cameroon) had won the game in Uyo, we would have a chance, but we lost it and I hope everyone will learn from this