Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has fulfilled his promise to the Super Eagles as he rewarded them with the sum of N20m (app.$50,000) for winning their match against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday.
The Eagles, who flew to and from Cape Verde in one of Air Peace’s brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, received the cheque upon arrival yesterday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ((MMIA), Lagos.
Onyema congratulated the players on the second win in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers and charged them to also emerge victorious in subsequent matches.
“I am happy that you fulfilled your promise to the nation, knowing that you carry the aspirations of Nigerians on your young shoulders. When you were 1-0 down, everybody was panicking. Everybody was praying. And you responded like lions and won the match. There were celebrations all over the country- North, South, East and West”, Onyema stated.
He added that Air Peace believes in the team and will continue to support them to take Nigerian football to greater heights.
Meanwhile, captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, who said he enjoyed flying the brand new E195-E2 aircraft, thanked Onyema for his kind gestures towards the team and stated that the CEO’s unity speech really inspired the players.
It would be recalled that the airline had last week signed a sponsorship deal with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) worth over N300m annually renewable for the next four years.
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