‘Wicked’Super Eagles are on the move again. Tomorrow they will file out against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the one of the semifinals of the 34th AFCON holding in Ivory Coast.
The low scoring Jose Peseiro tutored have been stingy with their goals scoring six goals in five games played so far at the ongoing AFCON and conceding just one against now ousted Equatorial Guinea. Despite their stingy goal scoring approach they have succeeded in doing the job, one goal here one goal there and the job is done leaving lamentation in the camp of their opponents.
And by tomorrow they will be hoping to do the damage again against South Africa just like they have done before. They have beaten South Africa six times in 11 matches losing only one and pulling a draw in four. The odds certainly favour the Eagles.
However this piece is not solely about the Nigeria vs South Africa match but to report that Palancra Negras of Angola who were beaten by a lone goal in the Quarterfinal thanks to Ademola Lookman are still lamenting and biting their fingers long after leaving for home.
The lamentation is not only about failing to progress to semis which they would have been playing for the first time at AFCON but about millions of dollars both in cash and in kind promised the players if only they had beaten the Eagles by even half a goal if there is anything like that, unfortunately that did not happen rather it was the Eagles that extended their dominance in record 11 meetings winning four, pulling draw in five and losing only two dating back to 20 years ago.
Because of that lone goal defeat at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny on February 2nd, here is a list of largesse that the Angolan players lost.
Angolan Players lose million worth largesse following defeat by Eagles.
*Unitel promised iPhone 15s plus free sms and free internet for one year
*Angola investment Bank promised Ksh1 million for each player (The Angolan currency is called the Kwanza)
*Sodiam BP an Angolan diamond company promised the players $250,000 now wait for it
*Viana one of the nine Municipalities under the province of Luanda promised each player a plot of land with current prize running into millions of Kwanza.
*Nice Zulu an Angolan rapper promised the players free supply of perfume for a year.
*A fishing company in the country promised each player $12,000 (approximately Ksh 9,990,000.00)
Certainly life no balance like the say, a victory for the Angolans would have turned the players perhaps into millionaires. See the life changing opportunity of just one un-replied goal.