Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Goodluck meets the Super Eagles



Nigeria’s Presedent, Goodluck Jonathan has hosted the Super Eagles to a grand reception at his villa in Abuja following the side’s Africa Cup of Nations success in South Africa.

The lavish ceremony on Tuesday saw the President reward the players and officials with cash gifts, plots of land in Abuja and national awards.

He announced a cash reward of N10 million to the head Coach of the team, Stephen Keshi, and N5 million to other coaches and players.

The team’s technical officials are to receive N2 million cash award each. In addition to the cash award, the players and officials are also to get a plot of land each in Abuja.

President Jonathan also conferred national honours on them. Keshi was conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), while his assistants Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu and team captain, Joseph Yobo, were awarded the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).

Other players were conferred with the award of the Member of the Order of the Niger.

The players and officials were decorated with the national honours by Jonathan shortly after he announced the incentives.

Also, billionaire business moguls Tony Elumelu and Jim Ovia donated half a million dollars each to the Super Eagles, while Aliko Dangote donated N5 million to each player and technical crew of the Super Eagles.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Time to get technical
It’s a well-known fact that technical directors are greeted with a high degree of scepticism within...

Abiye Opuamah
Does Van Gaal know what he is doing?
Robbie Savage's recent observation around the freedom Louis van Gaal has been given at Manchester...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Too early to crown Chelsea
Six matches into the BPL season, it seems this season might be a walk in the park for Chelsea. Or...

Arjun Vidyarthi
No need to panic yet
A bolt from the blue. That’s how media outlets all over the world are describing Phil Jagielka’s...

John Dykes
Is it time the Gunners stopped hurting?
Given recent results, it’s understandable that fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be a...

Clyde Tlou
MultiChoice Diski Challenge you beauty!
The tournament develops young players, referees and television production crew as well. What more...