The chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has fulfilled his promise to the Super Eagles by giving the team N20 million for winning their 2022 World Cup qualifying match away against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde last Tuesday.
The Super Eagles, who flew to and from Cape Verde in one of Air Peace’s ultramodern Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, received the cheque of N20 million at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday.
Onyema congratulated the players for the second win in the World Cup qualifiers and charged them to also emerge victorious in their subsequent games.
“I am happy that you fulfilled your promise to the nation, knowing that you carry the aspirations of Nigerians on your young shoulders. When you were one-zero down, everybody was panicking. Everybody was praying.
And you responded like lions and won the match. There were celebrations all over the country- North, South, East and West”, Onyema stated.
The Air Peace chairman implored the team to keep up the winning streak and continue uniting Nigerians with their pitch exploits. He added that Air Peace believes in the team and will continue to support them to take Nigerian football to greater heights.
While fetching questions from reporters, Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, who said he enjoyed flying the brand new E195-E2 aircraft, thanked Allen Onyema for his kind gestures towards the team and stressed that he (Onyema’s) unity speech really inspired the players
Before the match on Tuesday, Onyema had admonished the players before they departed for Cape Verde, to use their football strides to unite Nigerians, emphasizing the unifying power of sports, while also promising them the redeemed cash incentives.
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