Despite losing the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup to South Africa, Nigeria’s Super Falcons still made away with a cash gift of N10million; given to them by Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Barrister Allen Onyema who appeared unruffled by the team’s performance.
The Bayana Bayana had defeated the African women’s champions 4-2 in a highly entertaining encounter at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Tuesday evening.
However, the business mogul who had earlier gifted the sum of N10million to the Super Falcons’ class of 1999 that reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in USA was not dismayed, as he went further to encourage the present bunch with same amount.
It would be recalled that Barrister Onyema, whose company became the Official Airline of the Nigeria National Teams following a contract agreement signed earlier this month, motivated the Super Eagles with the sum of N20million to win their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Cape Verde in Mindelo. He promptly redeemed the pledge on the team’s arrival after their victory.
Michelle Alozie’s own goal including efforts from Linda Motlhalo, Gabriela Salgado and Mamello Makhabane had helped Banyana Banyana topple Randy Waldrum’s women.
Vivian Ikechukwu got a second-half double for the Falcons, but it was not enough to stop Desiree Ellis’ team.