‘Aiteo’s backing spurs Super Eagles’ win over Iceland’
Nigeria is back in contention for second round qualification from group D after defeating Iceland 2-0 in an exciting encounter yesterday, thanks to the resurgence of the Super Eagles, and the motivation from Energy giant, Aiteo.
Aiteo’s motivation comes in form of promise of a financial reward of $50,000 (N18 million) for every goal unanswered by their opponents. Owing to this, energy giant, and premium optimum sponsors, AITEO has expressed their happiness about Eagles deserved victory and have immediately re-echoed their promise of splashing out the sum of $50,000 to the team for every unreturned goal being scored.
And being that the team happened to have scored two goals, without any being returned, this will leave the team carting home a whopping $100,000 (about N36mn), from AITEO.
Perhaps no Nigerian player remembers this fact more than Ahmed Musa, the man of the match who netted a brace against Iceland. Or could it be that during the half time break that changed everything, Coach Gernot Rohr reminded them of Aiteo’s promise?
After a trying first half without a shot on target, Nigeria came into the second half looking menacing. Musa’s two spectacular goals were enough to melt down the snow men from Iceland. Now we are looking at a whopping N36 million for the Eagles.
Aiteo has also commissioned a theme song for the Super Eagles, which was done by Phyno and Olamide, two of Nigeria’s hottest artistes
Two weeks ago, during the unveiling of the Super Eagles theme song for the Super Eagles, the Deputy CEO of the company, Francis Peters had reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the National team and told Nigerians:
“For every un-responded goal by the Super Eagles in the World Cup, we will donate $50, 000 dollars (N18 million)”.
According to the Executive Vice Chairman of Aiteo Global Group, Benedict Peters, the group’s sponsorship of the theme song is yet another demonstration of its commitment to promoting football in Nigeria as a means of uniting the people.
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