Wike commends Rivers United for winning NPFL title

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has congratulated the Rivers United Football Club for winning the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Rivers United was confirmed champions of the league following Plateau United 2-1 away loss to Akwa United on Saturday.

The governor in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, commended the players and coaching staff of the state-owned football club, adding the memorable victory ended their five-year NPFL title wait.

Wike, who attributed the achievement of Rivers United to the team’s determination, said it was most heart-warming that by virtue of the victory, the club would represent the country at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League next season.

He further added that Rivers United’s triumph had brought a wave of joy for the people of Rivers State and the country at large.

He said: “I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the coaching staff and particularly the capable players of Rivers United for the valuable efforts they made to emerge the winner of the 2021/2022 NPFL.

“The government and good people of Rivers State are very proud of the team’s exploits following their dogged performances and resilience display throughout the 2021/2022 season.

“It is worthy to note that over the years, Rivers United has brought so much joy and happiness to football fans and supporters all over the country. This victory, no doubt, marks a major milestone in Rivers State football’s history.”

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