Nigeria’s Super Falcons have received funding from two of Africa’s most prominent businessmen.
Nigerian Multi-Billionaire, Aliko Dangote rewarded the women’s national football team with a whopping amount of 50 Million Naira for winning the just ended 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations staged in Ghana.
The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall.
Upon their arrival in Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, met them at the airport and commended them for their efforts.
He then informed them that two prominent people have donated a sum of 75 Million Naira to be given to them for the good work done.
“On behalf of Mr President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you,” Kyari said during his address to the girls at the Starview Hotel in Abuja.
“We are proud of you and your representation of the country. In fact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”
Aside Aliko Dangote, another eminent Nigerians who donated money to the team was Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA company.
According to several reports, the Super Falcons are set to meet President Muhammad Buhari.
Several fans also shared their happiness at the Super Falcons win. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tweeted: “Congratulations and thanks to our great women, Super Falcons of Nigeria, for a hard fought victory! Let’s move on to greater heights.”
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