Port Harcourt - The Commissioner for Sports in Rivers, Boma
Iyaye, has announced N1 million gift to Rivers United football club if it won
its first away game of the season on Monday.
This is contained in a statement by the Media Officer of
Rivers United, Sammy Wejinya, on Friday in Port Harcourt.
The statement said that the team would receive N250, 000 for
a draw in the professional league encounter which would be against Niger
Tornadoes in Lokoja, Kogi.
It said that the financial incentive to the team was to spur
the players and technical crew to win.
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“The people of Rivers love Rivers United and we want the
club to win in all competitions this season.
“We are yearning for the first away victory in the NPFL,
which we believe will be the first of many to come," it said.
The statement said that sponsors of the club had paid all
winning bonuses to the players.
"We have also strictly adhered to the enhanced salary
structure in line with regulations of the League Management Company
(LMC)," it added.
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