Rivers State Governor Rewards Victorious Rivers United
The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, rewarded each player of Rivers United Football Club after claiming the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title, with cash prizes and a two-week training session Madrid in Spain.
The players, their coach and management have also been conferred with the state’s prestigious “Governor Service Award.”
Governor Wike made the promise in a colourful reception held at the Government House, Port Harcourt. He also directed the Commissioner of Sports, Chris Green, to arrange for a two weeks training session for the Rivers United team in Madrid, Spain.
He acknowledged the team’s sacrifice, determination and hard work throughout the 2021/2022 league season, rewarded each player with $20,000.
“Each of you will go home with $20,000. For me, you deserve to get more than that, if not for the harsh economy,” Wike added.
“You have done well, and let me tell you, if you qualify in the group stage of this Confederation of African Football (CAF) competition, we will double it for you.”
The governor explained that the government and people of Rivers State are delighted that their team won the coveted NPFL trophy.
“I am not surprised because I saw your dedication and commitment and I knew that he who works hard, God will always give the support to emerge victorious,” Governor Wike added.
Governor Wike urged the players to strive to be physically and psychologically prepared in order to excel during the CAF competition next season.
“You need to be prepared psychologically to face other competitors. We are talking about Africa, not West Africa. So, you have such a huge task. You must be prepared to achieve. So, on our own as government, we must do everything humanly possible to encourage you,” Wike concluded
Chidi Nwoke/Rivers United.