The unflinching commitment of energy giant, Aiteo Group to the Super Eagles of Nigeria hasķ been rewarded by a stunning 2:0 win over World Cup debutants Iceland.
Iceland is the smallest nation, by population, to ever compete at a FIFA World Cup but held South American football giants, Argentina to a draw, raising fears that they could be a source of worry for the Super Eagles.Iceland’s defeat comes as Aiteo Group, which is also the Official Optimum Partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) pledged to donate $50,000 to the Super Eagles for ‘every unreturned goal’ scored at the World Cup.Aiteo has made other remarkable contributions to deepening football not just in Nigeria but in Africa at large. To lift the Super Eagles in particular, Aiteo signed a N2.5 billion (about $7 million) sponsorship agreement with NFF in May 2017, to cater for the salaries of all national team coaches for a period of five years.Aiteo also recently premiered an official theme song to boost the morale of the Super Eagles at the World Cup. In line with the aspiration of its Executive Vice President, Mr Benedict Peters, Aiteo is committed to seeing the Super Eagles reach their full potential.Many Nigerians were taken aback when the team failed to stamp its superiority in its opening game against Croatia, but with this stunning victory those who were grieved have largely been appeased.
Striker Ahmed Musa scored the two goals as his team rekindled hope that they can still deliver. Musa, who is signed to Leicester City, is currently on loan to CSKA Moscow.