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Sports News of Monday, 27 June 2022

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Rivers United NPFL title win thrills Wike

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has congratulated Rivers United for emerging champions of the 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League.

Rivers United were officially confirmed champions, following Plateau United’s 2-1 defeat at Akwa United on Saturday.

The Rivers State Governor commended the players and coaching staff of the state-owned club on Sunday, following the memorable victory, which ended their five-year NPFL title wait.

Wike’s felicitation was contained in a press statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, on Sunday.

The statement read, “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 displayed throughout the 2021/22 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.”

Wike, who attributed the achievement of Rivers United to the team’s determination, said it was most heartening that by virtue of the league win, the club would represent the country in the CAF Champions League next season.

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