Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike Thursday rewarded players of the state-owned Rivers United soccer club with US$20,000 (N12 million) each for winning the Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL.

During the ceremony which held at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt, Gov. Wike shook hands and took photos with the team and also conferred on each member the Governors Medal Service Award (GMSA).

The team led the league table for the most part of last season and finished with 77 points, 10 points ahead of runner-up Plateau United.

As part of its reward for winning, the team will embark on a two-week pre-season training in Madrid, Spain.

Wike also promised to pay each of the team members $40,000 if they make it to the group stage of next season’s CAF Champions League.


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