NPFL: Wike rewards each Rivers United player with $20,000 for winning the league

NPFL: Wike rewards each Rivers United player with $20,000 for winning the league

NPFL: Wike rewards each Rivers United player with $20,000 for winning the league

Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has announced $20,000, over 12 million naira as reward for each player of the state owned football club, Rivers United for winning the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL.

The Governor also promised each member of the football team $40,000 cash reward if they make it to the group stage of next season’s CAF champions league.

The league cup which was the club’s first in its history follows a league season where they led the league table for most part of the season and finished with 77 points, ten points better than second placed team Plateau United.

The ceremony took place at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt and had the governor personally in attendance where he took photos with the team. Wike also conferred on each member of the team the Governors Medal Service Award (GMSA).

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The team, as part of the reward, will also embark on two weeks pre-season training in Madrid, Spain.

The Governor had earlier congratulated Rivers United for emerging champions of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League.

Rivers United were officially confirmed champions, following Plateau United’s 2-1 defeat at Akwa United on Saturday.

The Rivers State Governor commended the players and coaching staff of the state-owned club on Sunday, following the memorable victory, which ended their five-year NPFL title wait.

Wike’s felicitation was contained in a press statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, on Sunday.

The statement read, “I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the coaching staff and particularly the capable players of Rivers United for the valuable efforts they made to emerge the winner of the 2021/2022 NPFL.

“The and good people of Rivers State are very proud of the team’s exploits following their dogged performances and resilience displayed throughout the 2021/22 season.
“It is worthy to note that over the years, Rivers United has brought so much joy and happiness to football fans and supporters all over the country.

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NPFL: Wike rewards each Rivers United player with $20,000 for winning the league

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