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#ACN2013: Super Eagles to recieve $1m each from Dangote

After a public appeal by Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, Africa’s wealthiest businessman, Aliko Dangote, is set to fulfil his promise to reward the team with $1m for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Dangote told BBC Sport: “We’ve been waiting for Nigerian officials to collect the money but nobody has written to us.

“We will write to them, asking for the account numbers of the players, then we’ll make the transfer immediately.”

Dangote added that “the money was promised through the presidency [during a state dinner last February]” and he had been waiting to be approached about the pledge.

The delay led to a public appeal by Nigeria goalkeeper Enyeama, who said: “It was just a reminder to patriots who are very busy and may not have been prompted after they made their pledges.

“The players are determined to bring more honours to fatherland at the forthcoming World Cup.”

Dangote, who is group president and chief executive officer of the Dangote Group, is reputed to be Africa’s richest man. Earlier this month he became the first African to be listed in the top 25 of Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires, with a net worth of $25bn.

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