- Orders immediate payment of outstanding sign on fees
Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has approved the immediate payment of sign on fees for the 2013/2014 owed players and officials of the defunct Sharks FC and Dolphins by the previous administration. The two teams owned by the state were collapsed into the new Rivers United FC.
Wike’s magnanimity is in recognition of the recent brilliant performances of Rivers United FC in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), especially its recent away win against Warri Wolves in Warri, Delta State.
The state’s Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, who confirmed monday the governor’s approval charged the players and officials of Rivers United FC to gun for this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
United has been in impressive form in recent weeks, dispatching the log leaders, Enugu Rangers 3-1 in Port Harcourt on May 1 before following it up with a 1-0 away victory over Warri Wolves last Sunday.
“The governor has shown he is a man of action and a man of his words by ensuring that their priority is placed at the top burner.
“I am urging you all to reciprocate this commendable gesture by ensuring that you go all out to win this season’s NPFL title.
“If this feat is achieved, it will go a long way in putting smiles on the faces of all Rivers people and also justify the huge investment in the club,” Iyaye noted.
Rivers United currently occupies sixth spot in the NPFL standings with 25 points from 15 matches, three points adrift of the leaders, Enugu Rangers.