Coming on the heels of the superlative performance of the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the just concluded African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2013,
the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) in partnership with Dragon Africa presents the ‘SMW Football Day’ which was specially designed in line with the theme of the Social Media Week. The event which held on Thursday 21st February 2013 at the SS Lounge, 7 Sapara Williams street, off Idowu Martins, Victoria Island Lagos accommodated our favorite celebrities from the entertainment industry, sports personalities, social media and brand development gurus and friends alike. It an informative, enthralling and exciting experience.
At a special reception held in honour of the Super Eagles in Abuja on Tuesday evening, President Goodluck Jonathan splashed millions of naira, plots of land in Abuja and national awards on the players and officials of the team for lifting the Africa Cup of Nations.
He announced a cash reward of N10 million to the Head Coach of the team, Stephen Keshi, and N5 million to other coaches and players. The team’s technical officials are to receive N2 million cash award each. In addition to the cash award, the players and officials are also to get a plot of land each in Abuja.
President Jonathan also conferred National honours on them. Keshi was conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Niger, while his assistants Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu and team captain, Joseph Yobo, were awarded the Officer of the Federal Republic.
Other players were conferred with the award of the Member of the Order of the Niger.
The players and officials were decorated with the national honours by Jonathan shortly after he announced the incentives.
Also, billionaire business moguls Tony Elumelu and Jim Ovia donated half a million dollars each to the Super Eagles, while Aliko Dangote donated N5 million to each player and technical crew of the Super Eagles.