-By Oriade Ayomide
Having overcome the disappointment of losing their first match to Mali by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Nations Championship in South Africa, the home based Super Eagles have been charged to go all the way in the competition with a promise of $100,000 for the team should they beat Morocco on Saturday. The Eagles booked a date with Morocco in the quarterfinals after beating hosts South Africa 3-1 in their last group match on Sunday.
The Minister of Sports Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi who announced the package on Thursday said it is meant to motivate the Nigerian team to give their very best and to triumph over the Moroccans.
According to the Minister, “This is a special fund meant to encourage the players to give their all. It is besides their normal allowance and bonus. I am very impressed with their performance so far. As we all can see, the team has been improving with each match, and it is our desire that they continue to do very well and reach the final. This incentive will hopefully further boost the morale of both the players and coaches and help the team to triumph over Morocco.”