Wike Splashes Cash On Rivers United …N7m For Away Victory …$50,000 For Fed Cup 1/4 Final Ticket

Rivers United’s midfield maestro, Frederick Obomate in flight. He scored a goal against Shooting Stars Sports Club on Sunday at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike (CON) on Sunday matched words with action as he watched Rivers United in a competitive game for the first time.
Governor Wike was present at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt as Rivers United beat Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) 2-0 in a Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) game.
United has impressed this season and are still in the running for glory in both the NPFL and the Federation Cup.
As part of plans to adequately motivate the club, the Governor outlined several incentives which should spur the players and officials of the club as the season enters the home stretch.
The Governor splashed the sum of seven million naira (N7 million) on the football club for the win over 3SC in Port Harcourt on Sunday with a further three point five million naira (N3.5 million) set as the financial carrot each time the football club earns a draw away from home in the NPFL this season.
For an away win in any of their remaining matches in this season’s NPFL, the sum of seven million naira (N7 million) has been earmarked as financial incentive.
The Rivers State Chief Executive also promised the sum of fifty thousand US dollars ($50,000 USD) if the team defeats either Julius Atete FC or Enyimba International FC in the quarter final of this year’s Federation Cup.
The Governor also revealed that a ‘special package’ awaits the football club if they reach the last four of the oldest football competition.
Rivers United is currently in second place on the NPFL standings with 44 points from 26 games, two points adrift of the leaders, Enugu Rangers.