Dangote promises $50,000 for each goal Nigeria scores vs. Algeria


Nigeria’s Super Eagles now have even more incentive to pick up the scoring as they advance in AFCON 2019.

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote promised to give the Nigerian national team $50,000 for each goal scored in their much-awaited AFCON semifinal against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Another businessman Femi Otedola also promised $25,000 million which is a half of what Dangote tabled.

The match is scheduled to be played on Sunday 14 July at the 75,000 seater Cairo International Stadium.

Nigeria is seeking its AFCON trophy since 2013.

Nigeria’s defender William Ekong (C) celebrates his goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) quarter final football match between Nigeria and South Africa at Cairo international stadium on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Eagles beat stubborn South Africa 2-1 in Wednesday’s quarterfinal match which saw Bafana Bafana threaten to push the game into extra time before William Troost-Ekong saved Nigeria with a late winner.


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