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Firm promises Angola players $250k, iPhone 15 to defeat Super Eagles in quarter-final

Angola’s national football team have received cash gifts and their players are being promised more if they win the quarter-final clash against Nigeria.

The Palancas Negras thrashed Namibia 3-0 in the Round-of-16 to qualify. While Super Eagles defeated Cameroon 2-0 to secure their spot.

According to Angop, Banco Angolano de Investimento (BAI) has given out five million Kwanzas (approximately N5.41 million) to each Angola player and coaching staff for progressing to the last eight.

Also, the President of the Board of Directors of UNITEL, Aguinaldo Jaime, has gifted each member of the Angolan delegation an iPhone 15, complete with complimentary calls, SMS, and free internet for a year.

SODIAM EP has promised the team a substantial US$250,000 (equivalent to N225 million) if they defeat the Super Eagles. Angolan bank, Banco Keve also promised to give the Players $9,600.

Nigeria will take on the Palancas Negras of Angola in a quarter-final fixture on Friday, 2nd of February.

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has said his objective at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is to help Nigeria win the trophy.

He said he wants the current Nigerian team to return home with the trophy. He, however, added that the team is not yet playing at their peak.

“I want to win something with this great squad. I want to give Nigeria something that they will remember. I’m giving everything to come home with the [AFCON] trophy.

“I cannot lie, we haven’t played the best of our football yet. I think the whole team has this mentality of winning, we want to win.

“For me, we are more like a family than just players. So for me, it is important to have this mentality of winning.

“I want to give kudos to my defenders. They have been focused since the start of this competition. We also have a good goalkeeper [Nwabali]. We want to keep this momentum going,” Osimhen said.

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