The Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria have obtained the sum of N14.4m from Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel for beating Cameroon in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Nigeria ended up with a four-goal victory towards the Indomitable Lions in a sport performed on Friday, September 1. Forward of their essential qualifier towards Zambia on Saturday, October 7, the Akwa Ibom State Governor paid a go to to the gamers to fulfil the pledge.
Emmanuel visited the Tremendous Eagles on the Le Méridien Lodge in Uyo the place he introduced the fulfilment of his pledge and likewise promise ‘a good-looking reward’ in the event that they beat Zambia.
“I do know you may have the standard to beat on this necessary match, however I don’t need you to underrate your opponents. I like the professionalism and dedication to the trigger that you’ve proven because the starting of this qualifying marketing campaign. These efforts have put Nigeria on the high of the desk,” Emmanuel is quoted to say on the official web site of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF).
“I wish to commend the NFF, your coaches and the assist workers for the good job they’ve all achieved in assist of your efforts to get to this place. You might be only one win away from attaining your objective. The Zambians are taking this sport as a do-or-die affair, so we must be completely centered and play like troopers.”
Captain of the staff John Mikel Obi on behalf of the gamers thanked the Governor for his gesture and guaranteed him that he and his teammates is not going to disappoint the nation on Saturday.
“We very a lot respect the position Your Excellency, the Authorities and good folks of Akwa Ibom State, the NFF and Nigerians from all walks of life have performed to get us to this place on this marketing campaign. We all know how a lot this match means and we’ll go on the market and do the job,” Mikel stated in line with the NFF.
Emmanuel has all the time proven assist for the Tremendous Eagles anytime they play at his state capital, Uyo.