Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Rivers United will prepare for the 2017 Caf Champions League in Madrid, Spain.
The announcement was made on Saturday by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike, a Real Madrid CF 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,” Wike said at a grand reception/dinner in honour of the team at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.
Rivers United finished in second place in last season’s NPFL with 60 points from 36 matches.