The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, presented the sum of $75,000 or N27000000.00 at rate of N360 per US Dollar promised the team by NFF’s Official Optimum Partner, AITEO Group, for their three goals against Cameroon in Saturday’s Round of 16 in Alexandria.
Pinnick, who is also the 1st Vice President of CAF, further assured the players that the $20,000 per player promise made by Captain Hosea Wells Okunbo, would be redeemed before Wednesday’s quarter-final match against South Africa.
“There is no doubt that your administration has done very, very well for this team.
“A lot of things have changed with regards to traveling, lodging, and other logistics. We stay in the best hotels and fly chartered aircraft to matches. Your good self and the NFF as an institution also make it a point to fulfill all promises made to the team.
“Let me assure you that we are very committed not only to win against South Africa on Wednesday but to win this championship. We have confidence that we will go all the way,” Mikel Obi said in response.