Allen Onyema, the founder and President of Air Peace Airline has compensated the Super Falcons’ past and present teams with the sum of ₦20 million.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation, on Wednesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Onyema presented the cheques to the various teams after the finals of the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament on Tuesday.
South Africa’s Banyana Banyana beat the Super Falcons 4-2 in the final match at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.
The statement read that Onyema was not dismayed by the defeat the Super Falcons suffered in the hands of South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.
“He presented the sum of ₦10 million to the Super Falcons’ class of 1999 that reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s Cup in USA who were honoured by the NFF at a special Awards ceremony in Lagos on Monday. He also gifted the present bunch the sum of ₦10 million,” the statement read.
Onyema’s company, Air Peace, is the official carrier of Nigeria’s national teams. He recently doled out ₦20 million to motivate the Super Eagles to win their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Cape Verde in Mindelo.
Air Peace is a private Nigerian airline founded in 2013 with its head office in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. Air Peace, which provides passenger and charter services, serves the major cities of Nigeria and flies to several West African destinations and the Middle