Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has splashed N20 million on the victorious Super Eagles of Nigeria after defeating Cape Verde 2-1.
Onyema had promised to reward the Eagles if they beat the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday.
The Eagles, who flew to and from Cape Verde in one of Air Peace’s ultramodern Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, received the cheque upon arrival today at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Onyema saluted the players for winning in Cape Verde in their World Cup qualifiers campaign.
He urged them to also emerge victorious in their subsequent games,while expressing delight that the Eagles did not disappoint the nation, adding that ‘we believe in your capabilities and have faith in you.”
According to him, “I am happy that you fulfilled your promise to the nation, knowing that you carry the aspirations of Nigerians on your young shoulders.
“When you were one-zero down, everybody was panicking. Everybody was praying. And you responded like lions and won the match. There were celebrations all over the country- North, South, East and West.”
Onyema urged the team to keep up the winning streak and continue uniting Nigerians with their pitch exploits.
He added that Air Peace believed in the team and would continue to support them to take Nigerian football to greater heights.
Captain Ahmed Musa said he enjoyed flying the brand new E195-E2 aircraft, thanking Onyema for his kind gestures towards the team and stressed that Onyema’s unity speech really inspired the players.