Super Eagles has donated the sum of $16,530 (about N6m naira) to the Nigeria Amputee (Special Eagles) Football team ahead of this month’s World Cup in Mexico.
According to Completesports, the three-time African Champions who recorded a 4-0 landslide victory in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium Uyo had a meeting and contributed to the cause of the Amputee team prior to the win.
“Yes we did donate, we hope they feature in the World Cup in Mexico,” a player who pleaded anonymity told CSN.
Nigeria’s Amputee Football team had previously missed the Amputee World Football tournament three times.
The World Cup Amputee Football will commence from the 24th of October, 2018 to November 11 in Mexico. A total of 46 countries will partake in the tournament. Nigeria has been drawn in Group D along with Russia, El Salvador, and Brazil.
Also, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, last week donated N2.5m to the Nigerian Amputee Football Team.
The money is for the team’s preparations and travel expenses, and a further $5,000 contribution for the upkeep of the players during the tournament.
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