Wednesday, 13 February 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan splashes money,National Honours,Plots of land on Super Eagles in Abuja

President Goodluck Jonathan  at a special reception held in honour of the Super Eagles in Abuja on Tuesday evening,, splashed millions of naira, plots of land in Abuja and national awards on the players and officials of the team for lifting the Africa Cup of Nations.
He announced a cash reward of N10 million to the Head Coach of the team, Stephen Keshi, and N5 million to other coaches and players. The team’s technical officials are to receive N2 million cash award each. In addition to the cash award, the players and officials are also to get a plot of land each in Abuja.

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President Jonathan also conferred National honours on them. Keshi was conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Niger, while his assistants Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu and team captain, Joseph Yobo, were awarded the Officer of the Federal Republic.

Other players were conferred with the award of the Member of the Order of the Niger.

The players and officials were decorated with the national honours by Jonathan shortly after he announced the incentives.