Ahead of their second Group C match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying series, the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has promised to reward the Super Eagles with N20m, if they beat Cape Verde to stay on top of the group.
The three-time African champions will battle the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde today in Mindelo in their second Group match.
He gave the charge yesterday morning on board Air Peace brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft airlifting the players to Cape Verde for the match.
Onyema emphasised that qualifying for the World Cup would open another opportunity for unifying Nigeria, adding, “I want that nationalistic zeal to burn in all of you and in all you do. Go out there and shine for your nation”.
His pledge and charge to the team is coming less than a week after Air Peace signed a partnership agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation as the official airline sponsor of the national teams. The four-year partnership is worth N1.2bn.
Onyema said Air Peace is very happy to be associated with the team, adding that the favour which God granted Air Peace is now following the team, and this was reflected in their victory against Liberia last Friday.
“You won your first match resoundingly and we expect that the next one happening in Cape Verde in 24 hours time, will not be different”, he affirmed.
Onyema stressed that Air Peace threw its weight behind the national teams to restore hope in Nigeria, especially at a time the nation is in distress.
“Gentlemen, why I decided to come to the airport at this time of the night (2am) to address you is because you are not just going to play a football match, you’re going to carry on your young shoulders the aspirations and the hope of a nation almost in distress,” he said.