By Suoyo Ekubo
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has rewarded Rivers United players with $20,000 each for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
Wike made the announcement at a grand reception organised for the team in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The champions won the title for the first time after warding off the challenge of Plateau United.
The club’s forward Chijoke Akuneto also emerged top scorer with 19 goals.
Aside from the monetary reward, the players and their officials will also embark on a two-week training tour of Madrid, Spain before the start of the 2022/23 season.
Wike also promised the players $40,000 if they make it to the group phase of next season’s CAF Champions League.