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Dangote, Elumelu yet to redeem their $1.5m promise to Super Eagles for winning 2013 AFCON

Africa’s richest man and business mogul, Aliko Dangote; Billionaire banker and founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, are yet to redeem the promise they made to the victorious 2013 Super Eagles team.

It has been six years since Stephen Keshi led Super Eagles to AFCON glory in South Africa for Nigeria’s first African Cup of Nations title since 1994.

Surprisingly, two of the most influential people in Nigeria who were among those who promised the team a package should they win the title are yet to redeem their pledges.

According to a polular Nigerian journalist Shina Okeleji who is based in England, the Eagles are still waiting for the whooping sum of $1.5m promised them by both Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu.

In his tweet while praising Ahmed Musa who redeemed his promise of a million naira per goal to Olympics Eagles, Shina revealed that the sum of $1m and $.5m promised by Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu are yet to be paid.

This is startling considering both Aliko Dangote (6) and Tony Elumelu (11) are among 100 most influential persons alive and their charitable gestures precede them.

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