Nigerian billionaire and the fifth richest man in Africa, Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr. Sunday night gave the victorious Super Eagles $1million for winning the Cup of Nations.
He also gave Coach Stephen Keshi $200,000 cash and promised he will take over the payment of his salary from next month.
Adenuga announced the package shortly after the team’s 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso’s Stallions.
Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, had earlier given the team N130million, promising to do more after they might have won the cup.
President Jonathan will Tuesday host the Super Eagles at the Presidential Villa, where he will announce the government’s package for the team.
Mike Adenuga who is the CEO of Globacom, a major Nigerian telecoms company, has through various corporate social responsibilities proven to be a genuine supporter of African development.
His telecom company revived Nigeria’s football league after signing multimillion dollar deal to become the official partner of the league almost a decade back. Last year, it reiterated its commitment with a $2.3 million signing.
Globacom also pioneered signing local stars in multimillion naira deals, as corporate ambassadors.