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Eagles still short on Afcon bonuses

13 May 2013, 15:02

Lagos - Four months after Nigeria secured an unlikely victory in the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, the team is still to receive some bonuses promised to them prior to the continent’s prime football tournament.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is among executives  been accused of failing to honour this pledge. He pledged US$ 1 million if the Super Eagles clinched the tournament.

The underrated side won the tournament following a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso at the National Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sources from the Eagles camp said the pledges had not been fulfilled and such was demoralizing ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and the Confederations Cup.

A spokesperson for Dangote was non-committal when approached for comment.

He promised to get back to our correspondent on the matter but to no avail.

Alhaji Ishaku Rabiu also pledged half the amount Dangote offered as did foremost politician,  Chief Emeka Offor.

Nigeria were not rated to win the Nations Cup.

After a poor start to the tournament, Nigeria defied the odds to win the tournament.

The slender victory against surprise packages Burkina Faso earned them the sole ticket to represent Africa at the upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
- CAJ News


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