Rivers United get unpaid cash after super run
Rivers United are to be paid outstanding signing-on fees of the 2013/14 season after two straight wins in the Nigeria league.
Rivers State sports commissioner Boma Iyaye said the Governor has ordered prompt payment of the monies to the players.
United beat league leaders Enugu Rangers 3-1 in Port Harcourt early this month, before following it up with a 1-0 victory at Warri Wolves on Sunday.
Rivers United are now sixth in the NPFL standings with 25 points from 15 matches, three points adrift of the leaders Enugu Rangers.
Iyaye has now urged the team to reciprocate the gesture of the Governor by winning the 2015/16 NPFL title.
“The Governor has shown he is a man of action and a man of few words by ensuring that your priority is placed at the top burner,” he said.
“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.”