The Nigeria’s Super Falcons have been gifted N2.2m each by Chairman of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote and BUA Group CEO, Abdul Samad as a reward for winning the 11th African Women's Cup of Nations in Ghana last month.
Mr Dangote and Mr Samad made a combined promise of N75 million to the falcons after their historic win.
the Falcons retained the title they won in Cameroon back in 2016 with hard fought victory over South Africa in Ghana and book a place in France for the Women’s World Cup in the process.
The team was presented with the cheque of N50 million from Dangote Group and N25m from BUA Group at the dinner organised by the Nigeria Football Federation for its partners.
According to Brila.net, a total of N46.2m was shared among the 21 players excluding officials who were in Ghana for the tournament. The players each received N1.5m from Dangote and N700,000 from BUA which totaled N2.2m
The NFF had earlier paid $10,000 per player pledge for winning the 9th AWCON title.
Nigeria will take on Korea Republic, Norway and hosts Nation France in Group A of the Women’s world cup which is scheduled to commens in June, 2019.