Governor Diri Splashes N14m On Victorious Bayelsa United


An elated Governor Douye Diri has doled out N14 million to the state-owned football club, Bayelsa United, after its 4-2 victory against the visiting AS Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Before the match at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, Governor Diri had promised to handsomely encourage the players if they emerged victorious. He said the team would get N10m for a win and N1m for any goal scored, a promise he redeemed immediately the game ended.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa, Bayelsa

Governor Diri, who congratulated the club for the victory, urged the players not to allow it get into their heads but should rather spur them to more victories.

The Governor also presented a brand new Coaster bus to the team. He made the presentation to the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Daniel Igali.


Chidi Nwoke/CAF.

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