NPFL: Rivers United players get $20k each for winning title
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has rewarded Rivers United players with $20,000 each for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
Wike made the announcement at a grand reception organised for the team in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The Port Harcourt Dwellers won the title for the first time after warding off the challenge of Plateau United.
The club’s forward, Chijoke Akuneto, also emerged as top scorer with 19 goals.
Aside from the monetary reward, the players and their officials will also embark on a two-week training tour of 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 2003 and 2004.
It was a historic day yesterday in Port Harcourt as Rivers United were presented the NPFL Trophy as the new champions.In the stadium was the Rivers State Governor; Wike and many distinguish personalities.Though, Rivers United has won the league at the end of week 34 but prefer to receive the trophy at the end of the season.Congrats to them.
Based on the results of the week 34 of the Nigeria Professional Football Premier League, the Rivers United has now crowned the champion for the 21/22 season.Rivers United lead their closest rival; Plateau United with 10 points despite playing one game more. With this development, Rivers United have won the league with four games to go.Congrats!
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Rivers United and Plateau United will clash in Port Harcourt on Wednesday (today) in a match that could determine the winner of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League.Rivers United have a seven-point lead over second-placed Plateau United and a win in the highly anticipated clash billed for the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium will see them establish a 10-point lead, with seven matches remaining before the end of the campaign.Both teams head into the game in a...
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