Nigerian President to reward Eagles for World Cup ticket
Nigeria will face Ethiopia in a first leg World Cup playoff on Sunday and officials said they are confident the African champions will prevail over the Walya Antelopes to reach Brazil 2014 and be received by Mr President.
Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Gbenga Elebeleye informed MTNFootball.com that “a Presidential package” has been planned for the Eagles on qualification.
“We have a special package for the Eagles once they qualify for the World Cup. It’s a Presidential package. And we are already preparing for the package because we know the Eagles will qualify,” stated Gbenga Elegbeleye.
President Jonathan has already approved 200 fans to cheer the team in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
In February, the President rewarded the team will hefty cash gifts, plots of land and national honours after they won a third Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In the meantime, Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi arrived the Eagles training camp in Abuja Tuesday morning, while Ogenyi Onazi, Spain-based Nosa Igiebor and Efe Ambrose from Scottish club Celtic are expected shortly.