Players and technical crew of Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt have been charged to remain focused in their CAF Club Continental engagements and the domestic league.
This is to reciprocate the magnanimity and support the team is enjoying from the Rivers State government and the number one supporter, His Excellency Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS, Executive Governor Rivers State.
The General Manager of the team, Chief Dr. Okey Kpalukwu made the call when he spoke with RUFC Media at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport Abuja shortly before departing for Katsina for NPFL Matchday 8 fixture between Katsina United and Rivers United.
Kpalukwu thanked Governor Wike and reassured that the team will not disappoint in the quest to make the state proud.
Said he: “Let me use this opportunity to thank our amiable number one supporter, Chief Barr. Nyesome Wike for his very timely approval and release of funds to get us a luxurious bus. This will go well to enhance the comfort of the players and officials when we travel and in turn boost the team’s morale.
“I also want to thank the Commissioner for Sports Rivers State, Hon Boma Iyaye and the Permanent Secretary, Sir Honour Sirawoo for their efforts in ensuring the team’s success.
“As a club, we will continue to do our best to ensure we put smiles on the faces of all Rivers people.”
He also added that an official statement from the management of Rivers United will be released on receipt of the luxurious bus.