Chief Kensington Adebutu, Ogun State businessman and multi-millionaire, rewarded the Super Eagles with N50 million.
It happened after the three-time African champions became the first country in Africa to enter FIFA World Cup 2018.
In particular, Chief Adebutu thanked Super Eagles for their professionalism, determination, and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign. While communicating with midfielders Alex Iwobi and Ogenyi Onazi, the entrepreneur urged the team to prepare hard to be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, which will take place in Russia, in summer 2018.
The Super Eagles have entered FIFA World Cup 2018 after playing seven matches and finally received the desired ticket on October 7, 2017. Seven games contain the home-and-away first round against Swaziland which took place in November 2016.
On November 13, after a 0—0 draw in Lobamba, Efe Ambrose and Moses Simon scored the necessary goals that qualified Nigeria for the group phase at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium.
The list of the Super Eagles games looks like the following:
October 9, 2016: Nigeria—Zambia 2—1.
November 12, 2016: Nigeria—Algeria 3—1.
September 1, 2017: Nigeria—Cameroon 0—4.
September 4, 2017: Cameroon—Nigeria 1—1.
October 7, 2017: Nigeria—Zambia 1—0.
Seven players scored thirteen goals for Nigeria. These are such prominent players as Odion Ighalo and Efe Ambrose (one goal each), Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho (two goals each), and Victor Moses (three goals).
The Super Eagles will play the final game of the group round on November 10, against Algeria.