Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, has pledged to give the Nigerian Super Eagles N50million if they win the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
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. 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 nairas”.
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 on board one of the airline’s brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, and gave them a cheque of N20 million.