Fashola Splashes N54.5Million On Victorious Super Eagles

Date: 15-02-2013 11:34 pm (9 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 15 February 2013

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday announced a cash gift of N54.5 million to the victorious Super Eagles.



The governor, who hosted the Eagles in his office at Ikeja, gave coach Stephen Keshi N2.5million, while his immediate assistant, Daniel Amokachi, got N2 million.

Each of the other four assistant coaches, including Ike Shorunmu and Sylvanus Okpala got N1.5million each, while the team’s captain, Joseph Yobo, was also given N1.5 million.

Each of the other 22 players was given N1 million while each scorer of the 11 goals scored in the tournament by the team received an additional N500,000.

The governor also captured the backroom staff of the team in the largesse with N15 million, while another N4.5 million was given to the supporters’ club.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Fashola said the donation was the state’s ‘token’ appreciation of the team for doing the nation proud in South Africa.

The governor said the team`s feat in South Africa was a unique achievement for Nigerian sports, saying it had brought the country back into reckoning in world football.

Mr. Fashola warned against complacency, urging the team as well as sports administrators to do all they could to build on the current achievement to record more successes.

“Now that we have won the AFCON trophy,the question to ask is what next? We have Kenya to contend with in a few days.

“Let us remind ourselves that Zambia, the immediate defending champions of the tournament, did not make it to the second round.

“We have the Confederation Cup in June that provides us with an opportunity to improve on our performance.

“Yes, we have moved from very abysmal ranking to 4th in Africa and 30th in the world but we must remember that the ranking used to be better because in 1994, we were ranked 5th in the world.

“Really, the job is not done yet, so we must begin to plan ahead and do all the right things to ensure the team performs better,” he said.

The governor canvassed improvement of the local league as well as grassroots football, saying that both had the prospect of impacting on Nigeria`s performance in international competitions.

He also urged sport officials to desist from frequent interference with national teams, especially in the affairs of the coaching crew, saying the practice undermined their successes in competitions.

Members of the Lagos State Executive Council and prominent citizens of the state were among those who received the team at the Government House, Alausa.

The Super Eagles on Sunday defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 at the final of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations, to emerge African champions.

(NAN)


Posted: at 15-02-2013 11:34 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
- osamabinladin at 16-02-2013 12:12 AM (9 years ago)
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Next governor pls !!
Posted: at 16-02-2013 12:12 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- arsenal123 at 16-02-2013 12:48 AM (9 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 16-02-2013 12:48 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bitte at 16-02-2013 01:03 AM (9 years ago)
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well done governor fashola,u did well.i don't expect them to win the confederation but expect a great impact in brazil come june.go super eagle!.
Posted: at 16-02-2013 01:03 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- PidginMOUTH at 16-02-2013 01:48 AM (9 years ago)
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i dey dance Knighthouse general PHENOM ShukuBamBam ft Ms Iye as i dey read dis
Posted: at 16-02-2013 01:48 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- etibaba at 16-02-2013 02:38 AM (9 years ago)
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i also donated #100

Posted: at 16-02-2013 02:38 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oyinminijoor at 16-02-2013 03:53 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: soul2020 on 16-02-2013 01:19 AM
I also gave them $20, 000 000 and you people did not write it here
Hehehehehehe
Posted: at 16-02-2013 03:53 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- multiple at 16-02-2013 04:05 AM (9 years ago)
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Really?!
Posted: at 16-02-2013 04:05 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 16-02-2013 05:13 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: soul2020 on 16-02-2013 01:19 AM
I also gave them $20, 000 000 and you people did not write it here

No worry, I go help you.

Posted: at 16-02-2013 05:13 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- ochekawu1 at 16-02-2013 05:40 AM (9 years ago)
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In as much as we all appreciate the good work done by the super eagles, i feel this jamboree got stop..... It's high time these politicians take a clue from what is happening around the world and initiate programs and projects that will touch the life of the average Nigerians instead of splashing millions on these players and their coaches that are already millionaires. This is a clear indication that our system has not provision for the common man hence everybody wants to get to the top either by 'hook or by crook'  because that's the only way benefit from the govt which is tool bad....  If we have all that money why not build a state of the art hospital and name it after the super eagles so that they are being honored the average Nigerian would also enjoy good medical care or built modern sport facilities that would enable more talents to be groomed in soccer as well as other sports?....... It's a good thing to honor heroes but i feel the way our leaders are going about it is not the best.....
Posted: at 16-02-2013 05:40 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onyenmeme at 16-02-2013 06:01 AM (9 years ago)
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what, are u  making joke of rewarding hard work or what ?
Posted: at 16-02-2013 06:01 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wysetots at 16-02-2013 06:16 AM (9 years ago)
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Una weldone ooo !!
Posted: at 16-02-2013 06:16 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Noble12 at 16-02-2013 07:50 AM (9 years ago)
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Da!!! super eagles players won't lack kudi 4 lyf, if dem invest all dis donation given to dem.
Posted: at 16-02-2013 07:50 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- BlueIxora at 16-02-2013 08:23 AM (9 years ago)
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He try
Posted: at 16-02-2013 08:23 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 16-02-2013 09:20 AM (9 years ago)
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Whao! Dis guys don hamma die.
Posted: at 16-02-2013 09:20 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- jatto4ril at 16-02-2013 09:56 AM (9 years ago)
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Who is Next?
Posted: at 16-02-2013 09:56 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- malvin2525 at 16-02-2013 10:24 AM (9 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 16-02-2013 10:24 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- suredon2011 at 16-02-2013 10:39 AM (9 years ago)
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let me go park my boot where i hang it ......i wanna back to field
Posted: at 16-02-2013 10:39 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steveoneal at 16-02-2013 10:45 AM (9 years ago)
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GOT NOTHING AGAINST REWARDING THE EAGLES; THEY  DESERVE IT;; BUT IF THESE POLILOOTERS DOLE OUT AND DONATE CASH TO THE DESTITUTES; ALL THOSE DYING OF HUNGER AND THOSE LIVING ON LESS THAN 2 DOLS A DAY WOULD HAVE A BETTER LIFE;; ALL OF THEM WANT ASSOCIATE WITH BETTER THING;;;;; AWON OLE
Posted: at 16-02-2013 10:45 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kingoflion at 16-02-2013 11:07 AM (9 years ago)
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FASHOLA, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I AM READING GOOD STORY ABOUT YOU. YOU HAVE DONE WELL NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY, YOU HAVE DONE WELL THIS TIME. BECAUSE IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS THAT WE ARE ONE COUNTRY. BUT ANYWAY I AM STILL WATCHING YOU TO KNOW MORE OF YOU BECAUSE THE LAW OF WHICH YOU INTRODUCE IN LAGOS STATE SENDS ALSO A SIGNAL THAT NIGERIA IS NOT ONE NATION. ANYWAY LETS WATCH YOU THE MORE. H.R..H.
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