Players of Nigeria’s representative in the CAF Confederations Cup Rivers United will receive One Million Naira (#1,000,000) if they win against Bloemfontein Celtic in Saturday’s CAF Confederations Cup first round second leg tie in Port Novo, Benin Republic, AOIFootball.com understands.
Nigerian business magnate, politician and philanthropist Bro. Felix Obuah in a statement in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, promised to pay Rivers United One Million Naira (#1,000,000) for a win and another Two Hundred Thousand Naira (#200,000) for each goal they score against the Siwelele.
Recall that Obuah had promised players of Rivers United Two Million Naira (#2,000,000) for a win, One Million Naira (#1,000,000) for a draw and another Two Hundred Thousand Naira (#200,000) for each goal they score against the Siwelele in the first leg which the “Pride of Rivers” earned for themselves Two Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira for their 2-0 win in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
General Manager of Rivers United, Chief Dr Okey Kpalukwu in his response thanked Bro Obuah for his magnanimity and a huge support to the team and promised they will not disappoint come Saturday.
“We appreciate you sir for this motivational support to the team. We will do our best to score goals and win for you, our sponsors, the supporters, and the nation at large. We will not disappoint you by God’s grace,” Dr Okey said.
Rivers United will play Bloemfontein Celtic in the CAF Confederations Cup first round second leg on Saturday at the Charles De Gaulles Stadium in Port Novo, Benin Republic. Match kicks off at 4 pm Nigerian time.