Sports Minister dangles N16m to Eagles to beat Morocco


The National Sports Commission   (NSC) has announced an incentive of $100,000USD for the  Super Eagles team participating in the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN)  in South Africa, if they beat the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the quarter finals pairing, which will take place on Saturday.

The Nigerian team qualified for the Quarterfinal after beating host South Africa by 3-1 and Mozambique 4-2 to be the second team to qualify from Group A.

The Honourable Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi disclosed yesterday that the incentive was to motivate the Nigerian team to give their very best and to triumph over the Moroccans.

“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,” Abdullahi stated.

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