AFCON 2021: Win Cup, get N50m, Air Peace CEO tells Super Eagles | Dailytrust

AFCON 2021: Win Cup, get N50m, Air Peace CEO tells Super Eagles

Super Eagles players led by former captain, now assistant coach, Joseph Yobo celebrating AFCON victory in 2013
Super Eagles players led by former captain, now assistant coach, Joseph Yobo celebrating AFCON victory in 2013

Air Peace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allen Onyema, has promised to give the Nigerian Super Eagles a whooping sum of N50million if they win the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which kicked off on January 9, 2022.

Onyema, who made the pledge in Garoua, Cameroon, while speaking to the Super Eagles during halftime in their opening game against Egypt on Tuesday, stressed that the players carry the hopes and aspirations of over 200 million people and 350 ethnic nationalities on their young shoulders, urging them to give their best and win the trophy.

He also promised to give N10 million for every goal scored in the Eagles’ opening match against Egypt.

This is contained in a statement issued by the airline.

Air Peace, a leading Nigerian airline, is the official airline sponsor of the Nigerian National Teams.

From left Nana Ama De-Man, Cabin Executive; Air Peace Ltd; Mrs Aishat Falode, Chairperson, Nigerian Female Football League; Mr Amaju Pinnick, President, Nigerian Football Federation NFF; Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Ltd; Neda Kheiri Head, Marketing, Air Peace Ltd and Precious Eluwah, Cabin Executive during the Air peace Ltd signing of four-year sponsorship deal with Nigerian Football Federation NFF as the official airline of Nigeria's National team held in Lagos

(Middle) Mr Amaju Pinnick, President, Nigerian Football Federation NFF and Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Ltd during the Air peace Ltd signing of 4-year sponsorship deal with NFF as the official airline of Nigeria’s National team held in Lagos

The partnership was sealed with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick in 2021.

The Chairman, who was quoted in the statement, said: “We believe in what you can do, you have the strength as a team.

“Remember what I told you during the qualifying series. That it is not just an ordinary football match. You are carrying the hopes and aspirations of over 350 ethnic nationalities of our beautiful country.

“You’re playing for the unity of Nigeria. This is your time to play your part in cementing the unity of this nation, as Nigerians from North, South, East and West will celebrate in unison.

“Do us proud and when you come back with the cup, I’m going to give you 50 million naira”.

Onyema further used the medium to harp on the uniting powers of football, saying whenever the Eagles are playing, Nigerians jettison their ethnic and religious sentiments and forge a united front in support of the team.

It would be recalled that during the qualifying stages, the Air Peace helmsman delivered a similar unity-themed and motivational speech to the Super Eagles onboard one of the airline’s brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, and gave them a cheque of N20 million.

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