Super Eagles on Monday afternoon landed in Cape Verde for the continuation of the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches to be hosted in Qatar aboard Air Peace’s Embraer 195-E2 aircraft.
This is as Mr. Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace has promised to reward the Super Eagles players the sum of N20 million if they are able to win their Cape Verde match on Tuesday.
Stanley Olisa, the Spokesman of Air Peace, in a statement, said that Onyema also harped on the unifying power of sports and urged the Super Eagles to unite Nigeria through the instrumentality of football.
He stated that Onyema gave the charge Monday morning on board Air Peace brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft airlifting the players to Cape Verde for their next match from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
He stated that Air Peace was happy to be associated with the team, adding that the favour, which God granted the airline is now following the team, which he said reflected in their victory against Liberia on Friday.
“You won your first match resoundingly and we expect that the next one happening in Cape Verde in 24 hours’ time will not be different”, he affirmed.
Onyema hinted that Air Peace threw its weight behind the national teams to restore hope in Nigeria, especially at a time the nation was in distress.
“Gentlemen, why I decided to come to the airport at this time of the night by 2am to address you is because of this, you are not just going to play a football match, you’re going to carry on your young shoulders the aspirations and the hope of a nation almost in distress.
“A lot of people expect that this is the beginning of the peace and the unity and oneness we want in our nation Nigeria. We don’t have any other nation. The international community is envious of our nation. I want you to, please, go out there and shine for your nation.”
He also promised to splash the sum of N20 million on the players if they win their Cape Verde match, emphasizing that qualifying for the World Cup would open another opportunity for unifying Nigeria.