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Rivers United make huge money from governor Wike

18 July 2016, 17:18

Port Harcourt - Players and officials of Rivers United have been splashed seven million naira by the Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike after beating 3SC 2-0 in a Nigeria Premier League tie played on Sunday in Port Harcourt, Sportdaylive reports.

The governor, who was physically present at the Yakubu Gowon stadium, also promised more monies if the club live up to expectations.

According to Wike, N3.5 million has been set as the financial carrot each time the football club earns a draw away from home in the NPFL this season.

Also read: Rivers United were more matured than 3SC, Ogunbote admits

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 appreciation.

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.

News24 had reported that Rivers United defeated 3SC in the Federation Cup Round of 16, which makes Sunday’s victory the second in four days over the Oluyole Warriors.

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