Nigeria international Abdullahi Shehu has handed a token cash gift of two hundred thousand naira to Sokoto United despite crashing out of the 2018 Federation Cup on Sunday.
The Nigeria National League side had eliminated Nigeria Professional Football League side MFM on penalties in the Round of 64 and were hoping for a repeat against Kano Pillars.
However, the Sokoto based side bowed out of the competition as Rabiu Ali’s double sent the giant killers packing in Kaduna.
In a tweet on Monday, the Super Eagles defender revealed the cash reward after his boyhood club missed out of his 100,000 naira per goal cash gift after defeat to the Sai Masu Gida Boys.
He further lauded the team's performance in the face of their loss and backed them to secure a promotion ticket to the top-flight this term.
Congratulations @pillarsfc for the victory over Sokoto Utd in the @aiteogrp. Oh! Home team lost 2-0. Wishing Sokoto Utd success in the @nnationalleague, I hope they pick one of the tickets to @LMCNPFL. Despite not scoring against @pillarsfc, I'm giving out N200k to the team. pic.twitter.com/F0XHwMVWQY— Shehu Abdullahi (@OfficialShehu) September 17, 2018