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Beat Guinea, grab N50m – Pepsi

Senate President to lead support for Eagles
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have no reason to fail when they take on their Guinean counterparts in tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja, as support has been pouring in from all angles.

The latest support is coming from Pepsi, the official beverage of the African Cup of Nations which yesterday announced a whopping N50 million winning bonus for the Super Eagles of Nigeria should they beat the Syli Stars of Guinea.

In addition, a princely some of N100 million for the Super Eagles players if they can repeat the feat of the Tunisia ’94

Eagles by winning the continental trophy in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next year.
Spokesman for Pepsi, Jimi Awosika, said during a press briefing in Lagos that the N50 million bonus award to the players was a clarion call to the players to fight for the honour of their fatherland and ensure that Nigeria’s football  glory was restored.

Awosika, who doubles as the Managing director of Insight Communications stated in clear terms that the Pepsi N50 million largess was conditional: the Super Eagles must win and qualify.

Senate President to lead support for Eagles

President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Distinguished Senator David Mark will be special guest of honour at Saturday’s 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Guinea at the National Stadium, Abuja.

The country’s Number Three Citizen, an ardent fan of the Super Eagles, was leader of the Federal Government delegation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa, and accompanied President Goodluck Jonathan to meet the players and officials at the Protea Hotel Wanderers in Johannesburg on the eve of their opening match of the tournament against Argentina.

Also expected at the big occasion on Saturday afternoon are Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, Governors of Bayelsa, Delta and Nasarawa States, cabinet ministers, senators, members of the House, the Inspector General of Police and other highly-placed Nigerian political and business leaders.



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