Air Peace Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Allen Onyema has promised the Super Eagles N50 million naira should they win the on-going African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Onyema, who made the pledge in Garoua, stressed that the players carry the hopes and aspirations of over 200 million people and 350 ethnicities on their young shoulders, urging them to give their best and win the trophy.

Allen Onyema

He also pledged the sum of 10 million naira for the team’s only goal in the 1-0 defeat of Egypt on Tuesday.

He said: “We believe in what you can do, you have the strength as a team. Remember what I told you during the qualifying series. That it is not just an ordinary football match. You are carrying the hopes and aspirations of over 350 ethnic nationalities of our beautiful country.

“ You’re playing for the unity of Nigeria. This is your time to play your part in cementing the unity of this nation, as Nigerians from North, South, East and West will celebrate in unison. Do us proud and when you come back with the cup, I’m going to give you 50 million naira”.

He also used the medium to harp on the uniting powers of football whenever the Eagles are playing, saying Nigerians jettison ethnic and religious sentiments and forge a united front in support of the team.

Air Peace, a leading Nigerian airline, is the official airline sponsor of the Nigerian National Teams.

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