2013 Africa Cup of Nations - The Naira rain has continued to fall on the Super Eagles of Nigeria for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final in Johannesburg, South Africa, last Sunday.
In the latest cash rewards, each player of the senior national team was given 2.5 million naira (US$15,700) by the government of Delta state in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region.
The home state of head coach Stephen Keshi also gave him 8 milillion naira (US$50,200), promised to build a country home for him and named the stadium under construction at the state capital, Asaba, after the coach.
Keshi's assistants received 4 million naira each (US$25,100).
On Tuesday, Nigeria's federal government announced a package of rewards, including national honours, cash gifts and plots of land in the nation's capital, Abuja, for the players and their officials at a special reception in Abuja.
Keshi got 10 million naira (US$63,300), Assistant Coach Daniel Amokachi 5 million naira (US$31,663), each player 5 million naira (US$31,663) and other members of the technical crew 2 million naira each (US$12,665).
Keshi was also bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), the nation's fourth highest national honour; Assistant coach, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); Captain Joseph Yobo (OON) and all the remaining players, Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
Also, all the players and technical crew each got a plot of land in Abuja.
Other financial rewards for the team include US$1 million from businessman Mike Adenuga and 5 million naira each (US$31,663) from Africa's richest man and industrialist Aliko Dangote.
The Super Eagles are in the commercial city of Lagos this weekend, where they were hosted by the brewing firm Guinness Nigeria.