Rivers United welfare is priority – Iyaye

The Commissioner of Sports, Rivers State, Nigeria, Mr Boma Iyaye has assured players and officials of Rivers United, the state sponsored football club in the Nigeria Professional League, NPFL, that their welfare will remain a priority for the government.

Iyaye gave the assurance in celebration of Rivers United 3-2 defeat of Ikorodu United in Lagos, marking image


their first away victory in the current league season.

Guy Kuemian, Chukwunonso Okonkwo and Wilson Andoh all made haste to score in the first half of the game to put the points beyond Ikorodu United whose two goals reply was not enough to upturn the result.

“”I want to use this medium to tell them (Rivers United players and officials) that the Rivers State Government will continue to prioritize their welfare all through the season,” Iyaye stated in as the team returned to Port Harcourt on Monday.

While congratulating the them for the great performance away in Lagos, Iyaye however admonished the squad to keep form and fight harder, pointing out that it is not yet Uhuru for the club which stands at the 7th place on the log with 13 points from 9 games.

“I want to congratulate Rivers United for this hard-fought victory over Ikorodu United but then the players and coaches need to understand that it is not yet uhuru.

“The road to success is a long walk and so they must remain resolute, committed and hard working in training and matches.

The victory away to Ikorodu United is expected to provide respite for coach Stanley Eguma who on match day seven was given a three match ultimatum to produce better performance or get booted out of the club.

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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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