By Ayomide Oriade
On the backdrop of Vincent Enyeama’s public plea to those who promised the team to fulfill their promise, Africa’s wealthiest businessman Aliko Dangote is set to fulfill his promise to reward Nigeria’s team with $1m for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Eagles captain in a recent interview made the plea saying: “It was just a reminder to patriots who are very busy and may not have been prompted after they made their pledges. The players are determined to bring more honours to fatherland at the forthcoming World Cup.”
Speaking on his readiness to redeem the pledge, Dangote in an interview with BBC Sport said the delay was due to reluctance on the part of the Nigeria football house “We’ve been waiting for Nigerian officials to collect the money but nobody has written to us. We will write to them, asking for the account numbers of the players, then we’ll make the transfer immediately.”
“The money was promised through the presidency during a state dinner last February” and he had been waiting to be approached about the pledge,” he added.