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AFCON champion Nigeria given plots of land as part of reward

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Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan with Mikel John Obi. (Getty)

When Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations last weekend, we already knew the Association of Nigerian Prostitutes promised to give them a week of free sex for their achievement. Now Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan has added to their haul and though his offerings couldn't match the ANP's, they were still pretty great.

From Supersport:

Jonathan announced a N10 million [$63,654] reward for Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi and N5 million [$31,827] for each of the 23 players and N2 million [$12,731] for other officials.

The Nigerian president also gave every member of the victorious team a plot of land in the nation's capital, Abuja.

Keshi was also bestowed with the nation's second highest national honour of Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) while team captain, Joseph Yobo and the assistant coaches got Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

The other players were awarded with the Member of the Order of Niger (MON).

Money, titles AND free land? It's everything Tony Montana wanted in Scarface and more. Being a footballer really is better than being a fictional drug kingpin.

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