Rivers United have been rewarded with a cash gift of 500,000 Naira each and they will train in Madrid according to Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike after they qualified to feature in next year’s CAF Champions League.
Coach Stanley Eguma will receive double this amount. Rivers United were runners-up of the past season with 60 points from 36 matches.
Governor Wike, a Real Madrid fan, explained that the move was geared towards exposing the team to state-of-the-art facilities and international exposure ahead of their maiden expedition in Africa’s premier club competition.
He also added that the financial reward was aimed at appreciating the effort of the team and also motivating them ahead of the upcoming season.
In addition, buses for the team and the club were approved.