Whereas Dangote made a pledge of $50,000 to the crew for each aim of their remaining two matches on the championship, Otedola promised $25,000 for each aim.
That is coming after the Eagles’ spectacular efficiency in opposition to South Africa on the quarter-final of the competitors.
The sport, performed Wednesday night time, noticed Eagles shoot down the Bafana Bafana 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of AFCON 2019.
The 2 businessmen made the promise on Thursday, based on a press release by the Nigeria Soccer Federation.
The assertion added, “On a go to to the crew’s Le Meridien Cairo Airport Resort on Thursday morning, throughout which he urged the gamers to even redouble their efforts with a purpose to cross the semi-final stage on Sunday, President of the NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, put a name by means of to the 2 well-known philanthropists and tasked them to decide to supporting the crew.
“Dangote, who holds Nigeria’s second highest nationwide honour (GCON) is the President of Dangote Group and is ranked because the richest individual of African descent on the planet. The Dangote Group has pursuits in varied commodities in Nigeria and different African nations.
“Oil baron Otedola has not too long ago been concerned in quite a lot of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian worldwide gamers, together with 1980 AFCON successful crew –captain Christian Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene.
“Additional phrases of encouragement got here from His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) following Wednesday night time’s victory, with the President urging the crew and their handlers to be targeted, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.”
It will likely be recalled that following their Spherical of 16 defeat of Cup holders Cameroon in Alexandria on Saturday, businessman Captain Hosa Wells Okunbor pledged the sum of $20,000 for each participant, whereas Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State gave $5,000 to each participant.