Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Cairo - Nigeria's footballers are in line for a minimum $75 000 (R1.05 million) windfall for every goal they score against Algeria in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final in Cairo.

The continent's richest man Aliko Dangote has promised to pay the Super Eagles $50 000 (R700 000) 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 (R350 000) 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 (R1 million) 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.

Kick-off is at 21:00 SA time.

In Sunday's other semi-final, Senegal will take on Tunisia at 18:00 SA time.

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