CHAIRMAN of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., has splashed a $1 million (about N160 million) largesse on the Super Eagles for winning the 29th African Cup of Nations tournament, which ended on Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Adenuga also promised to give the Chief Coach of the team, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, a befitting official car and accommodation.
Adenuga announced the package shortly after the team’s 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso’s Stallions at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The Super Eagles presented the gold trophy to Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. in Johannesburg during a breakfast session on Monday.
Those in attendance included members of the victorious team, led by Captain Joseph Yobo, the coaching crew, including Stephen Keshi and Daniel Amokachi and the Chairman of Nigerian Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari.
Adenuga commended the Super Eagles and the technical team for winning the African Cup of Nations and restoring Nigeria’s glory in African Football.
He described the victory as “well deserved,” saying, “your resilient spirit was evident in all the matches you played, coupled with the team work. The highly entertaining football the boys played is a welcome breath of fresh air. You have brought joy to Nigerians,” said Adenuga.
He also commended Keshi for equalling Egypt’s El- Gohari’s record by emerging as the second African to win the African Cup of Nations as a player and coach.
Adenuga also promised that Glo would sponsor the Super Eagles’ trip to the World Confederation Cup in June where they would play against top football nations like current World Cup champion, Spain and Uruguay.