Eagles stars Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho
Saturday Sep 03, 2016. 23:35
Victorious Super Eagles were rewarded with 10 million naira (about $25,000), while AFCON qualifier opponents Tanzania received $10,000 from the Akwa Ibom State Government.
“The Eagles got 10 million Naira and Tanzania were given $10,000 by the Akwa Ibom Government,” a team official announced.
Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Odom was the special guest of honour at the AFCON qualifier staged at the magnificent Akkwa Ibom International Stadium in Uyo.
Oil-rich Akwa Ibom finance Nigeria premier league club Akwa United, who lost 3-0 to the Eagles in a test game on Wednesday.
Both teams were received at the Government House shortly after the match, which Nigeria won 1-0 courtesy of a late Kelechi Iheanacho goal.
Reports have suggested that broke Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not pay any win bonus for Saturday’s game, only in a position to refund the flight tickets of the most Europe-based call-ups.
By Kola Daniel in Uyo