Nigeria oil mogul Femi Otedola has fulfilled his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles, before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash against the eventual champions Algeria.
Before the game against the Desert Foxes of Algeria, Otedola and Aliko Dangote promised to pay the sum of $25,000 and $50,00 respectively for each goal scored.
Unfortunately, the Eagles failed to score more than a goal in the game, as Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez scored last a last-minute free-kick to send Algeria to the final.
However, on Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to its Twitter page to announce that the Otedola has redeemed the pledge to the Super Eagles.
“Business mogul Femi Otedola has fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the @NGSuperEagles for their one goal against Algeria in AFCON 2019 semi-final. Seen here on Tuesday with defender @omeruo22 (r), Team Administrator Enebi Achor (second l) and Equipment Manager Chidi Ngoka (l),” NFF tweeted with a photo (above) so captioned.
The Super Eagles finished the tournament with a bronze medal after beating the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 1-0 in the losers final.