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Nigerian billionaire businessman and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote is showing the Super Eagles of Nigeria some love by blessing them with N130m for reaching the final of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Nigerian national team reached the finals of AFCON 2013 by defeating the Mail team 4-1.
A statement from Dangote Group on Thursday explained that the gesture was part of Dangote Group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote and encourage sports development in Nigeria.
‘Dangote has always demonstrated commitment to government and people of Nigeria. We are happy over the gesture shown to the players and the coaching crew. It is an example for other well-meaning Nigerians to follow’, Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said of the donation.
The Super Eagles will play Burkina Faso in the tournament’s final on Sunday, February 10, 2013.