The Executive Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike has rewarded players and officials of Rivers United FC following their impressive feat in the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
United finished the season in second place with 60 points from 36 matches as they secured a place in the 2017 Caf Champions League.
Impressed with the feat, Governor Wike announced that players and members of the management will receive financial rewards for a good display in their maiden season with the club in the Nigerian top flight.
“You have done well and we (the Rivers State Government) would have done more if you had won the league title.
“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,” Governor Wike said at a grand reception/dinner at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt to honour the team.
The Governor said 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.