2013 AFCON 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa - The government of Lagos State in Nigeria's South-west has given members of the country's senior national team, the Super Eagles, and their officials a total of 59 million naira (US$374,000) for winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
In the latest of the gale of rewards for the team and its officials, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State over the weekend gave chief coach Stephen Keshi 2.5 million naira (US$16,000); Assistant Daniel Amokachi 2 million naira (US$12,000); and four other assistants 1.5 million naira each (US$9,500).
Also, team captain Joseph Yobo received 1.5 million naira (US$9,500); and other players 1 million naira (US$6,300) each.
The Governor also gave the team 500,000 naira (US$3,000) for each goal it scored during the tournament; 15 million naira (US$95,000) to the 'backroom staff' of the team while the Nigerian Football Supporters' Club got 4.5 million naira (US$28,500)
Last week, the government of Delta State in the country's oil region gave each player of the senior national team 2.5 million naira (US$16,000).
The home state of head coach Stephen Keshi also gave him 8 milillion naira (US$50,000), 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 also received 4 million naira (US$25,000).
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 the capital city.
Keshi got 10 million naira (US$63,000); Assistant Coach Daniel Amokachi received 5 million naira (US$31,000), the same amount received by each player, while other members of the technical crew got 2 million naira (US$12,000).each.
Other financial rewards for the team include US$1 million from businessman Mike Adenuga and 5 million naira (US$31,000) each from Africa's richest man and industrialist Aliko Dangote.
Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final of the 2013 African Nations Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 Feb to win its third Nations Cup title and the first in 19 years.
Many more states, corporate organisations and individuals are still expected to host the victorious team.