Air Peace airline chairman Allen Onyema has delivered on his promise to the Super Eagles by giving them N20 million for winning their match against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday.
The Eagles received the check on Wednesday arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Eagles flew to and from Cape Verde in one of Air Peace’s state-of-the-art Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
Onyema congratulated the players on their second win in their World Cup qualifying campaign and instructed them to continue to win in their next matches.
He expressed his joy that the Eagles did not disappoint the nation.
“We believe in your abilities and have faith in you.
“I am pleased that you have delivered on your promise to the nation, knowing that you carry the ambitions of Nigerians on your young shoulders.
“When you were zero behind, everyone panicked. Everyone was praying. And you reacted like lions and won the match.
“There was celebration all over the country – North, South, East and West,” Onyema said.
He begged the team to continue the winning streak and continue to unite Nigerians with their pitch exploits.
According to him, Air Peace believes in the team and will continue to support them to take Nigerian football to greater heights.
Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, who said he enjoyed flying aboard the brand new E195-E2 aircraft, thanked Onyema for his kind gestures to the team.
He stressed that Onyema’s unity speech really inspired the players.
Recall that Onyema had urged the players before they left for Cape Verde on September 6 to use their football passes to unite Nigerians.
He emphasized the unifying power of sports and promised them monetary rewards as well.