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Published On: Mon, Mar 10th, 2014

Redeem your pledge, Eagles tell Dangote, Elumelu

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Stories by Albert Albert

The Super Eagles Team Officials have reminded Africa richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote of the $1million pledge he made to the team, which is yet to be redeemed due to the tight schedule of the business mogul.

“We understand the busy schedule of Alhaji Dangote, we are just reminding him and his aides to help remind him”, Enyeama, was quoted as saying on the team’s behalf.

Also yet to redeem his pledge to the team is Chief Tony Elumelu, who promised the team $500,000, after their victory at AFCON 2013.

“It’s just a reminder to patriots who are very busy and may not have been prompted after they made their pledges, because the players are determined to bring more honours to fatherland at the forthcoming World Cup”, he declared.

Enyeama, has been full of praises for Cross River State government, particularly Governor Liyel Imoke, for redeeming his promise to give members of the victorious Super Eagles team at the last Nations Cup in South Africa, one plot of land each in the state capital, Calabar.

Last week, NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, delivered the land papers fresh from Government House in Calabar, to team administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, who has since commenced their distribution to all the players and officials.

“We want to thank Governor Imoke and the good people of Cross River state for redeeming his pledge to us as a team, we promise that we will not disappoint him anytime we return to Calabar to play any game”, Enyeama said.

The plots of land are in the choice area of Calabar and State Sports Commissioner, Hon Patrick Ugbe, has assured that most of the players and officials have already said they will build in the city and live in their properties.

The Cross River state capital is generally regarded as one of the cleanest cities in Africa and Nigeria’s number one tourism destination.

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