Japanese billionaire promises ‘cash for gold’ to Nigerian football team in Rio set to reward them for winning bronze.
Dr. Katsuya Takasu has been granted permission to donate the sum of US$390,000 to the Nigeria Under-23 football team, as a reward for their performance at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.
He made public his intention to donate the money few days ago and a document showed he has been granted permission to travel to Belo Horizonte, where Nigeria will take on Honduras in the Bronze medal match to make the donation.
Nigeria failed to qualify for the final after losing 0-2 to Germany in the semi-finals but the businessman who is a strong supporter of the Nigerian Olympic team is still going ahead with his plans to reward the team financially.
Dr. Takasu will give head coach of the team Samson Siasia the sum of US$ 200,000 while captain of the team Mikel Obi will take home the sum of US$120,000.