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AFCON 2023: Angolan Bank Redeems $9k Pledge To Palancras Negras Players 

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Angolan bank, Banco Keve, has gifted the country’s national team players the sum of $9,623 each despite losing 1-0 to Nigeria and getting eliminated from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, reports Prime Business Africa.

The quarterfinals game at the Houphouët-Boigny stadium was the latest installment in the meetings between both nations with Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and the demise of late Samuel Okwaraji still in the memory of those who saw him play football.

Several corporate organizations also made pledges to the team.

Angola’s telecommunications giants,UNITEL, announced that they will gift each of the players iPhone 15, Apple’s latest technological innovation, unlimited calls, SMS, and free internet for a year to each player and technical crew.

Sodiam EP, an oil and gas company supervised by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, offered the team and technical team the equivalent of $250,000.

The largest mattress factory in Angola, under the SMARTFLEX brand, announced plans to produce a special and exclusive edition of mattresses for the team.

A local-baded rap artiste who also produces perfumes is said to have promised a one-year supply of his brand of perfumes.

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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

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