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Win AFCON and get N50 million – Air Peace boss to Eagles


Air Peace Chairman and CEO, Allen Onyema, in his culture of philanthropy, promised to give the Nigerian Super Eagles, who flew on Air Peace’s brand new Embraer 195-E2 last week, a whooping sum of fifty million naira, if they win the 2021 African Cup of Nations 2021, kicking off on January 9, 2022.
Onyema, who made the pledge in a motivational video message to the Super Eagles as they warmed up for their AFCON encounters in Cameroon, stressed that the players carry the hopes and aspirations of over 200 million people and 350 ethnicities on their young shoulders, urging them to give their best and win the trophy.
His words: “We believe in what you can do, you have the strength as a team. Remember what I told you during the qualifying series. That it is not just an ordinary football match. You are carrying the hopes and aspirations of over 350 ethnic nationalities of our beautiful country. You’re going there to play for the unity of Nigeria. This is your time to play your part in cementing the unity of this nation, as Nigerians from North, South, East and West will celebrate in unison. Go out there and do us proud and when you come back with the cup, I’m going to give you 50 million naira. God bless you as you go”.
The aviator par excellence used the medium to, again, harp on the uniting powers of football as whenever the Eagles are playing, Nigerians jettison their ethnic and religious sentiments and forge a united front in support of the team. Alluding to how the Federal Government protected the interest of Nigerian airlines during the diplomatic row between Nigeria and a Middle-eastern nation recently, Onyema hinted that it shows that in times of critical national issues, unity takes precedence over ethnic pandering.
It can be recalled that during the qualifying stages, the Air Peace helmsman delivered a similar unity-themed and motivational speech to the Super Eagles on board one of the airline’s brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, and gave them a cheque of 20 million naira. The Falcons of the 1999 squad were also beneficiaries of 10 million naira from the aviation cognoscente during the 3rd NFF-Aiteo Football Awards last year in Lagos.


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