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The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has pledged a cash reward of $25,000 to the Super Eagles for every goal they score against South Africa in their 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying clash on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Nigeria currently leads Group E with 9 points, while South Africa is a close second on 8 points. A win for the Super Eagles against the Bafana Bafana will seal Nigeria’s qualification for next year’s AFCON finals in Cameroon.

The Nigerian team is currently held up at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba, where training has begun for the decisive meet.

On Tuesday, Governor Okowa made a surprise appearance during one of the team’s training sessions where he made the cash promise — acknowledging the good work the leadership of the NFF has been doing and also assuring them of the full support of the state and its people.

I am pleased to have the Super Eagles here in Asaba. We hope you will make Asaba your home, and as a people we will begin to follow your progress even more closely.

…For every goal scored by the Super Eagles in Johannesburg on Saturday, we pledge a reward of $25,000

— Gov. Okowa.

Super Eagles acting captain, Ahmed Musa, thanked the governor for his words, and promised a brilliant delivery from the team when they meet their opponents in Johannesburg.

…We promise that we will return here on Sunday with Victory. We will also do all we can to give the people of Asaba and the generality of Delta state and Nigerians a very good game against Uganda next Tuesday.”

— Musa

On his part, the Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, expressed his satisfaction at the level of work the state government put into refining the stadium for the Eagles.

After their game with the Bafana Bafana, the Super Eagles will return to Asaba where they will face the Cranes of Uganda in a friendly game on Tuesday November 20, 2018.


Source: Pulse

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This article was first published on 15th November 2018


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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