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Wike rewards Rivers United players with $20,000 each for NPFL triumph

  Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has rewarded each member of the Rivers United FC with $20,000 for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professiona...

 


Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has rewarded each member of the Rivers United FC with $20,000 for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

 

The reward was announced in a post on the club’s official Facebook page on Thursday.

 

This was after the team was hosted in a grand reception at the state government house in celebration of the league triumph.

 

Alongside the cash gift, the team was also promised a two-week pre-season training in Madrid, in preparation for next season’s CAF Champions League campaign.

 

Wike also conferred the “governors merit service award (GMSA)” on every member of the squad.

 

“Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike rewards members of Rivers United FC with $20,000 each for winning the NPFL22 season,” the post read.

 

“He says the team will stay two weeks in Madrid to prepare for next season’s CAF Champions League

 

 “He also conferred on each member of the team the governors merit service award (GMSA)”

 

In June, Rivers United won their first-ever NPFL title with four games to spare.

 

The Stanley Eguma-led boys finished the season with 77 points — the highest ever accrued in the league’s history.

 

The Port Harcourt-based team scored 58 goals and conceded 24 as they ran other contenders ragged en route to the title.

 

They also produced the league’s golden boot winner in Chijoke Akuneto who scored 19 goals.

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