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.