Ultimate Motivation From Rivers state Governor. N20 million cash prize If they win the CAF competition.
Governor Wike while presenting brand new Yutong buses to the state’s official football teams, Rivers United and Rivers Angels made promises to the team.
he promised them a cash prize of N20 million Naira if they win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) tournament.
He called on them to seize the opportunity to write their names in gold while bringing glory for the state.
I believe that when you have an opportunity, you shouldn’t miss it. This is the time, not only to win laurels for the state but also to print your name in gold. Let it be known that you’re part of the team that brought laurels and trophies to this State.
“Let me assure you that the State Government will not relent to give you all the necessary support that you require to make you bring trophies at the end of this season.
“I hear you have CAF Match ahead of you. Let me say to Rivers United FC, if you win the CAF Cup, your life will change. I will not say now what I will give to you. Just win the trophy first.
“The same applies to Rivers Angels. Win the trophies, be the first to go and play a tournament in Africa, then your life will also change.
“As a motivating factor, if you go and win Enyimba, and come back, we will give you N20 million. Henceforth, for Rivers United, any match you win away, you’ll have a bonus of N10 million. The same amount applies to Rivers Angels.
“Continue to show other teams that you’re Rivers. You don’t need to take the second. You need to take first all the time.
“I believe that this is the right time our people are using sports as a catalyst for development. You have provided the state of the art luxury bus for the Rivers United FC. The coaster for the girls is not allowed. Give them a luxury bus too. I will not allow that discrimination.
“The two teams, as you’re leaving, they will go with two ambulances. To the technical crews, you’re also important because you help the teams to succeed. Whatever benefits they get will be extended to you.