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CAF League: Rivers Utd Players Get N.5m Each From Govt

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Posted: Oct 10, 2016 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rivers State has rewarded the players and coach of Rivers United for qualifying for the CAF Champions League. This is even as the state government also announced that the players will train in Madrid, Spain ahead of the League.

Each player will get half a million Naira, while the coach will get double the amount.
Rivers United were runners-up of the past season with 60 points from 36 matches.

You have done well and we (the Rivers State Government) would have done more if you had won the league title,” said Wike at a reception for the premier league club at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

“Each of the players and every member of the management team will receive five hundred thousand Naira (N500, 000) while the technical manager, Stanley Eguma, will receive one million naira.”

The club will also prepare for the Champions League in Madrid, Spain.
Governor Wike, a Real Madrid fan, explained that the move was geared towards exposing the team to state-of-the-art facilities and international exposure ahead of their maiden expedition in Africa’s premier club competition.

“I want Rivers United to win the 2017 CAF Champions League title and to facilitate this; I want to see that our boys are exposed by going for their training outside the country.

“The team will go to Madrid because Real Madrid has a culture of winning titles on a consistent basis.
“We are proud of you and will do everything to equip you for the CAF Champions League.”

The governor said that the financial reward was aimed at appreciating the effort of the team and also motivating them ahead of the upcoming season.
Wike also approved for immediate release, a brand new Luxurious Bus for the club while members of the Rivers United will receive a brand new Coaster Bus.