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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are sure glad they won their quarter-final African Cup of Nations match on Sunday, February 3, 2013.

But there’s even more reason to be happy: The players are receiving a lavish gift of $15,000 (N2,359,499.69) each for securing the semi-final ticket after defeating Ivory Coast in the quarterfinal match, punchng.com reports.

This does not include the $100,000 donated to the team by Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the pledge made by billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote.

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The team also received N4.7m after defeating Ethiopia in the group stage.

Nigeria will continue their quest to lift the trophy by playing Mali on Wednesday.

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