Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has promised to pay $100,000 for every three goals the Nigeria U-23 team scores against Congo in Sunday’s CAF U23 Championship qualifier in Port Harcourt.
The Governor revealed this when he visited the players in their camp to motivate the team and promised to reward them with cash as they score in the game.
The Governor, who recently offset the backlog of wages of Dolphins, Sharks and Rivers Angels players and officials, said he will give the coach Samson Siasia-led team $30,000 per goal and will sum it up to $100,000 for every three goals they score against coach Claude Leroy-led team.
The CAF U-23 Championship scheduled for Senegal in December will serve as the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic football event. Meanwhile, late comer Umar Aminu has made the 18-man squad for today’s CAF U23 Championship qualifier against Congo in Port Harcourt.
The ex-Flying Eagles striker was released late by his Turkish Super League side, Osmanlispor. Musa Yahaya, Taiwo Awoniyi and Godwin Saviour, who featured at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand last month, are also on the final squad for the Sunday showdown.