AFCON Qualifiers: Okowa Attends Super Eagles Training, Promises $25,000 Per Goal
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday attended Super Eagles players’ training at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.
Okowa during the visit to the players promised to reward them with the sum of $25,000 for every goal scored in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against South Africa.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Pinnick Amaju in response appreciated the governor for making the Stephen Keshi Stadium available for the Super Eagles to train.
He described the team as the “most disciplined, young and promising who are in the home of sports, Delta State.”
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr concerning the pitch said it is one of the best in the country. He also assured the governor of the commitment of the team to qualify for AFCON.
Super Eagles will face Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg on Saturday.
Those at training include goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa, as well as defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, and Jamilu Collins.
The midfielders are Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, and Mikel Agu, while the forwards are Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success, and Samuel Chukwueze.
However, France – based forward Samuel Kalu is expected on Wednesday.
Despite leading the group, Nigeria need at least a draw from Saturday’s game to be sure of a slot at the next year’s continental tournament.
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