Governor Nyesom Wike Congratulates Rivers Angels, Urges Team to Keep up the Good Work

July 25 19:04 2021

By Faith Oluchi

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Nyesom Wike (POS) has sent congratulatory message to players and officials of Rivers Angels following their 2-0 victory over Hasaacas Ladies of Ghana at the ongoing WAFU-B Women’s Champions League qualifiers in Abidjan, Cote d’ iviore.

The state governor’s goodwill message was delivered to the team through the Permanent Secretary of Rivers State Ministry of Sports, Honourable Honour Sirawoo via phone call on Sunday morning.

In his phone in address, Sirawoo, who doubles as the President of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria ( SWAN), told the players that the governor, the good people of Rivers State and Nigeria as whole are happy with their performance on Saturday and urges them to adhere to every instruction, shun any form of distraction in order to achieve their main target in Abidjan.

“On behalf the good people of Rivers State and Nigeria, I want to congratulate you for the yesterday’s result, the governor, Nigerians are looking up to you,” Sirawoo started.

“You are there for work and not for pleasure, enjoyment comes after work. You must work very hard before you enjoy. Avoid anything that will distract you, its not over until its over.”

On Friday, the PDP chairman in Rivers State, Engr. Desmond Akawor had promised the players one million naira for each goal scored in the tournament during the send forth ceremony for the traveling delegation.

With two goals against Hasaacas, Hon Sirawoo told the players that their two million naira for the two goals scored against Hasaacas Ladies is in the bag and tasked them to score more goals to profit from the one million-per-goal promise.

“I spoke with the PDP Chairman yesterday after the match, he was excited and said your money is already available, so the more you score goals, the more money you make for yourselves and to achieve this, you must work hard,” he added.

The captain of the team, Catherine Kenneth, spoke on behalf of the contingent, thanked the governor for his fatherly love, support and prayers, promising him and all Nigerians that the players won’t lose focus but will continue to work hard to achieve their aim which is bringing the trophy back to Nigeria.

“On behalf of the players, i want to say big thank you for your prayers and support, I want to promise you that we would adhere to all disciplinary cautions and by the grace of God, we are going to come out top,” Kenneth assured.

Rivers Angels will on Tuesday, July 27 play their second and final group match against AS Machine of Niger Republic by 7pm Nigerian time.

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