The Super Eagles may have completed the task of qualifying the country for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon after the draw in Johannesburg, but their failure to score a goal may have cost them $25,000 per goal promised by Delta state Governor Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
The Governor who visited the Eagles in Asaba camp shortly before their departure to South Africa had promised to pay the team some of $25,000 for every goal scored. Unfortunately the Eagles had tworuled out for off–side, with the team‘s goal coming scored by the South Africans via Buhle Mkhwanazi‘s own goal.
However, the Governor congratulated the team for clinching the vital 2019 AFCON ticket and said the state can’t wait to have the team back.
“On behalf of @dsgovernment and people of Delta State I congratulate @NGSuperEagles for qualifying for #2019AFCONQ.Delta State will continue to pray for you as you compete in the coming tournament, and we look forward to having you back in Asaba” the governor via his Twitter handle.
Eagles are leading Group E with 10 points, a point above South Africa who will next face Libya in the last group match while Nigeria take on Seychelles at home in an inconsequential game.