Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has released the N20 million he promised the home-base Super Eagles.
The Eagles Team B, which is handled by Salisu Yusuff, were runners-up at the 2018 African Nations Championships held in Morocco.
The governor, who was in Morocco to watch the final, had pledged to reward the team for their exemplary performance against all odds.
Titi Oshodi, the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), said Wednesday that chairman of the commission Kweku Tandoh made the disclosure in Lagos.
“The Executive Chairman, LSSC, Tandoh made the disclosure about the reward,’’ she said, noting that the official presentation of the cheque to the team would take place soon.
“The gesture by the sports-loving Ambode is commendable and has once again demonstrated his passion and unwavering commitment to sports development not only in Lagos State but in Nigeria as a whole.
“Last year the governor supported the Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC of Lagos for their 2018 CAF Champions League campaign with a donation of N50 million.
“He also approved the remodelling and modification of the Agege Stadium to meet the Confederation of African Football (CAF) standards,’’ Oshodi said in a statement.