AMINU PROMISES EAGLES $1000 FOR GOAL, AS RUNSEWE DRUMS SUPPORTS
THE support for Super Eagles to ensure victory against the Syli Nationals of Guinea in today's African Nations cup qualifying cracker in Abuja has continued to soar, following promise by Alhaji Aminu Kurfi Balele, the former Personal Assistance to ex-Nigeria Football Association (NFA) boss, Abdulmumini Aminu, that he would dole out the sum of $20,000 should the Eagles score 20 goals. Aminu said yesterday that he was offering the boys $1000 for each goal they score.
'I am pledging to pay the sum of $1000 cash (not cheque) for each goals the Super Eagles score against Guinea on Saturday (today). As a former staff of the NFA, I want to contribute my own quota financially encouraging and motivating football in the country.
'If they score 10 goals, I will give them $10,000. If they score 20 goals, I will give them $20,000 cash immediately after the match. I am propelled to do this because of my love for the country and special interest I have in promoting the game of football,' he said.
Aminu, who runs an Abuja-based football Academy, also promised to bankroll some of the team's camping programmes, if they pick the Equatorial Guinea/Gabon 2012 African Nations Cup, adding that he would give the Nigerian Football Supporters Club a total sum of N1 million to drum support for the team.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Nigeria Tourism Development Commission (NTDC), Olusegun Runsewe, has provided the Supporters Club flags, stickers, water among other colourful memorabilia to intimidate the visiting Guineans.
Runsewe, who called on fan to troop out and support the Eagles in today's match, noted that for a very long time, Nigerians have not shown enough togetherness as a people, adding that football as a game, helped to bring the country together
'I know we will record outright victory over Guinea, but we decided to take the glamour to another level by taking the celebration to the people. We have decided to come us with flags and car stickers to make sure we paint everywhere green and white. We must intimidate the visitors by support from the home spectators. That is the trend all over the world. There is always that massive support to the home team and that is what we want to do in this match.'