Nigeria's defender William Ekong (L) celebrates with Nigeria's defender Chidozie Awaziem 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.
ABUJA - Nigeria's footballers are in line for a minimum $75,000 (R1,47-million) windfall if they score against Algeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Cairo.
The continent’s richest man Aliko Dangote has promised to pay the Super Eagles $50,000 (R698,500) for each goal they score against the Algerians.
According to Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Nigerian oil mogul Femi Otedola has also promised to reward the team with $25,000 (R349,250) for every goal beginning from the encounter with Algeria.
Several other wealthy Nigerians have showered the Eagles with huge cash donations after they reached the last four of the tournament.
Officials said that each player has so far received at least $72,000 in bonuses and donations.
The team received cash gifts and plots of land from the Nigerian government when they won the competition for the third time in South Africa in 2013.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Eagles to remain focused in order to win the tournament for a fourth time.