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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (right) receiving the 2021/2022 NPFL trophy from the coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma (left) during a reception for the club at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Wike splashes $20,000 on each member of Rivers United NPFL title winning squad

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (middle); Rivers State deputy governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo (5th right) ; Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Chris Green(4th right); Rivers United captain, Festus Austin (3rd left); Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma (4th left) and others during a reception for Rivers United Football Club winners of 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (right) receiving the 2021/2022 NPFL trophy from the coach of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma (left) during a reception for the club at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Members of the Rivers United FC 2021/2022 NPFL title winning team will smile to the bank with $20,000 courtesy of the Rivers State Government.

Governor Nyesom Wike made the pronouncement today Wednesday July 21, 2022 while receiving the team in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Members of the Rivers United team also received a Governor’s Medal Service Award, a two-weeks pre-season training tour in Madrid, Spain ahead of the CAF Champions League campaign plus a $40,000 cash reward promise if they qualify from the group stage of the CAF Champions League.

The excited Governor Nyesom Wike hailed the players, management and technical crew for the excellent performance during the just concluded NPFL season and urged them to be worthy representatives of the country when the CAF Champions League campaign begins.

Rivers United who were runners up in the 2020/2021 season won by Akwa United were crowned Champions of the 2021/2022 season after gathering 77 points from 38 matches to clearly edge closest challengers Plateau United out.

Rivers United and Plateau United will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League while Remo Stars picked a CAF Confederation Cup ticket at the end of the 2021/2022 NPFL season.

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