Billionaire mogul and chairman of Geregu Power Plant Femi Otedola has redeemed his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles following their qualification for the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, three members of the team visited the businessman at his Walter Carrington, Victoria Island (Lagos) office where the announcement was made. The NFF twitted:
Business mogul Femi Otedola has fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the @NGSuperEagles for their one goal against Algeria in AFCON 2019 semi final. Seen here on Tuesday with defender @omeruo22 (r),Team Administrator Enebi Achor (second l) and Equipment Manager Chidi Ngoka (l) pic.twitter.com/YRXkf0xhtE— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) July 30, 2019
And the mogul confirmed in an Instagram post:
Super Eagles qualified for the semi-finals after defeating South Africa 2 – 1 in the quarter finals. But Algeria beat Super Eagles 2 – 1 in the semi-finals. Our team went on to win the bronze after a 1 – 0 against Tunisia. Algeria went on to clinch the trophy by defeating Senegal 1 – 0.
Otedola and Alhaji Dangote (whose stake was $50,000 per goal) excited Nigerians with their pledges:
Otedola has recently stepped in to assist football greats Christian Chukwu and Peter Fregene, actors Sadiq Daba and Victor Olaokun.