Members of the senior national team, Super Eagles, were all smiles on Saturday following the avalanche of rewards that came with their qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.
Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 to book its place in the 32-nation FIFA World Cup billed for Russia next June.
Coming moments after defender, Shehu Abdullahi got one million naira and 10 bags of rice for his man of the match performance, multi–millionaire business mogul, Kensington Adebutu rewarded the entire team with the sum of 50 million naira for becoming the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Adebutu praised the Super Eagles for their determination, professionalism and commitment throughout the qualifying campaign, which saw them overhaul the so–called Group of Death with a game to spare.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr has revealed that the team would begin preparation for the World Cup immediately.