Nigerian Multi-Billionaire, Aliko Dangote has rewarded the Nigeria women’s national football team with a whooping amount of 50 Million Naira for winning the just ended 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations staged in Ghana.
The Super Falcons edged a resilient South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football diadem for the third successive time and ninth time overall.
Upon their arrival in Nigeria, Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, met them at the airport and commended them for their efforts.
He then informed them that two prominent people have donated a sum of 75 Million Naira to be given to them for the good work done.
On behalf of Mr. President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you,” Kyari said during his address to the girls at the Starview Hotel in Abuja.
“We are proud of you and your representation of the country. In fact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”
The two eminent Nigerians who donated money are Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Chairman of Dangote Group) and Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (Chairman of BUA company).
It was also learnt that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bello, will host the team on Monday, 3rd December 2018.
Sanusi, also added: “On behalf of the leadership of the NFF, we are grateful for the support from the Nigerian Government which has seen the team excel at the Cup of Nations. The girls have promised to do their best to represent the country very well at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.”
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine