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

Wike rewards Rivers United players with $20,000 each for NPFL triumph
July 21
16:27 2022

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.

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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

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“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.

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

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