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Governor Wike rewards Rivers United players With $20(N8.3m) each for NPFL title win

Governor Neysom Wike of Rivers state has rewarded Rivers United players with $20k(N8.3m) each for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League title, Newspremises reports.

The players and the officials, according to reports, were hosted by the Governor in the state government house in Port Harcourt on Thursday, July 21.


Rivers United won the title for the first time after warding off the challenge of Plateau United.

The club’s striker, 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 in 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.

No Nigerian club has lifted the CAF Champions League title since Enyimba won it back to back in 2002 and 2003.

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