BY SAB OSUJI
Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike has promised to reward the Super Eagles to the tune of N1m for each goal they score in Sunday's AFCON final against host nation, Ivory Coast.
Ejidike's motivation for the Super Eagles to bring the trophy to Nigeria is born out of his rare and shrewd patriotism and love for the beautiful game.
Exclusivenews.com.ng reports that the Pillar of Sports is also the Patron of the Nigerian Football Supporters Club, NFSC.
He commended the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and all football stakeholders in the country, for standing strongly behind the Super Eagles to excel.
The Nigeria Pillar of Sports also urged them to do more to ensure that the Super Eagles emerged as African champions for the fourth time.
Chief Ejidike paid glowing tribute to the José Peseiro wards for digging deep against a good and resilient South African team, Bafana Bafana, in a match in the gritty semi final duel on Wednesday.
He commended the players perseverance, dedication and high sense of commitment which they exhibited during the match.
There was no winner after 120 minutes of the pulsating match, before the two teams went into penalty kicks that Nigeria eventually won 4-2.
An elated Ejidike spoke to reporters in Ilorin moments after watching the explosive tie. The philanthropist praised the commitment and disciplined exhibited by the Super Eagles to achieve success in an encounter the Anambra-born business mogul described as 'gritty' and charged them to double their efforts as they face a much tougher challenge in the final.