At a special reception held in honour of the Super Eagles at the Banquet Hall, State House Abuja on Tuesday evening, President Goodluck Jonathan doled out millions of naira, plots of land in Abuja and national awards on the players and officials of the team for lifting the Africa Cup of Nations.
Stephen Keshi was conferred with the National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and a cash reward of N10 million; his assistants, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu received N2 million cash award each and bestowed with the award of the Officer of the Order of the Niger.
Retiring Captain, Joseph Yobo was conferred with Officer of the Order of the Niger while the rest of the squad were conferred with the award of the Member of the Order of the Niger and N5 million cash reward each. In addition to the cash award, the players and officials are also to get a plot of land each in Abuja.
The players and officials were decorated with the national honours by Jonathan shortly after he announced the largesse.
Not done with the cash rain, billionaire business moguls and former bank execs., Tony Elumelu and Jim Ovia donated half a million dollars each to the Super Eagles, while Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote splashed N5 million on each player and technical crew of the Super Eagles.