The Federal Government on Tuesday night opened the cash tap and doled out money in torrents to the victorious Super Eagles team to the just concluded African Cup of Nations championship in South Africa.
A largely underrated Super Eagles had on Sunday night defeated Burkina Faso by a lone goal to become the African Champions for the third time.
Each member of the team received the sum of N5 million from the Federal Government, in addition to national honour and choice land in the nation’s capital.
While Captain Joseph Yobo of Feneberche FC received national honour of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON), other members of the team received Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The Coach of the team, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, received the sum of N10 million, a piece of land and national honours of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
Assistant Coaches of the Super Eagles, Daniel Amokachi, Ike Shorunmu and two others went home with N5 million each, choice lands and national honours of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON).
The government and the businessmen did not remember to reward members of the Nigerian Football Supporters Club who cheered the team to victory.
Members of the national team along with their technical crew and officials of the Nigerian Football Federation had arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 3:15 p.m. to a tumultuous crowd of jubilant supporters and residents of the nation’s capital.