A benefactor has promised a bonus of $30,000 to each Nigerian player should they win gold at the Rio 2016 men’s Olympic football tournament in Brazil.
Celebrated Japanese plastic surgeon Katsuya Takasu announced his desire to reward along with $20,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze after hearing about their financial woes. “I read about the financial problems affecting the team and I felt the need to make a big contribution,” Takasu explained.
“I am not doing this for media attention but to motivate a team with an indomitable spirit. I fell in love with the Nigerian team because despite all these problems they are in the quarter-finals of the Olympics.”