Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has again rewarded the Super Eagles, following victories in their 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles and the friendly against seven-time African champions, Egypt, as he presented a gift of $10,000 to Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr and another $50,000 to the team on Tuesday.
TheEagleOnline recalled that Governor Okowa similarly rewarded the team, following their qualification for the 2019 AFCON with the 1-1 draw against South Africa in Johannesburg in November 2018, which they followed up with a friendly against Uganda in Asaba three days later.
Captain Ahmed Musa, who on his part received rave reviews for promptly fulfilling his promise of N1million-a-goal to the Olympic Eagles, by sending the team N4 million on Monday immediately after their 4-0 win over Libya.
At its meeting on Monday, the NFF Executive Committee had hailed Delta State’s number one citizen and his administration for sponsorship of the Super Eagles’ two matches, as well as augmenting for the U23 AFCON qualifier between Nigeria and Libya.
Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo emerged top scorer of the 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign with seven goals, and the 1-0 victory over Africa’s number one-ranked side, Egypt was brilliantly executed and must have positive implications for Africa’s fourth-ranked team, Nigeria’s position in the next FIFA ranking activation.