Nigeria energy group, Aiteo, says it is offering the Super Eagles, the country’s team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, $50,000 for every unreturned goal scored at the tornament.
In a statement made available to business a.m., the official optimum partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), also announced the launch of an official theme song to mentally boost the Super Eagles to go for glory at the World Cup.
According to Aiteo, the rousing theme song titled, ‘Dem Go Hear Am, meaning “Go Show Them” was put together by Nigeria’s Hip-Hop/Afrobeat luminaries; Olamide and Phyno.
“The single has been well received by Nigeria’s teeming football and music fans, and is currently enjoying massive airplay with over 1,000,000 downloads recorded across assorted media channels. The hit track had also garnered 7.5 million social media impressions barely 24 hours after release,” it said.
Benedict Peters, the executive vice chairman of Aiteo Global Group, Saud Aiteo’s sponsorship of the theme song is yet another demonstration of its commitment to promoting football in Nigeria as a means of uniting the people.
“Football is a phenomenon in Nigeria. You can see and feel its power on every street. It galvanises unity amongst our people, irrespective of ethnic or class differences. As the World Cup kicks off, we solidly throw our weight behind our national team and its ever-effervescent supporters spread across the globe. We look forward to great football moments that will become historic as the Super Eagles play to covet the World Cup trophy,” he said.
President of Nigeria’s Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, extolled Aiteo for its unflinching support for football development in Nigeria.
“Aiteo has been magnanimous, not just to the Super Eagles but in their contributions towards the revitalisation of football in Nigeria and Africa. Our partnership has returned impressive results; we are able to pay our coaches on time and keep our players well motivated. We are glad that Aiteo continues to exceed our expectations always. They are indeed deserving of commendations,” he said.
Aiteo signed a N2.5 billion (about $7 million) sponsorship agreement with NFF in May 2017, to cater for the salaries of all national team coaches for a period of five years.