Nigeria's players celebrate winning their African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) final soccer match against Burkina Faso in Johannesburg

It seems like money spigot, coming from all corners to the Nigerian Super Eagles who beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to become the champions for the African Cup of Nations Cup.  Individuals are lining up to appreciate their winning the cup, and the latest is Mike Adenuga, Africa’s 5th richest billionaire.  He donated $1 million to the players, and $200,000 to the coach Stephen Keshi.  Prior to the games, Africa’s richest billionaire Aliko Dangote had given them $812,500, promising to do more if they won the championship.  Now that they have won, all eyes are on Dangote.

Still to come is what the Nigerian government will be doing for the team.  This would not seem to be an ordinary win for Nigeria, as the country has not won the championship in 20 years, since the coach Stephen Keshi captained the team to a win then when he was still a player.  They will be meeting with Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, and it is expected that their reward from the government would be substantial.

Well, we The African Economist don’t have the dash to give, but we nevertheless congratulate the super Super Eagles.  They made Nigeria and Nigerians proud.