The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria Rivers State Chapter, has charged Rivers United to win the NPFL and justify the resources spent on them by the Rivers government after being edged out by Enyimba in the CAF Confederations Cup.
In a statement issued by the Rivers State Chapter Secretary,Comrade Chukwudi Ejimofor, on 24th February 2021 and made available to Journalists, paragraph 4 reads:
“SWAN Rivers therefore charges Rivers United team to put their acts together and win the NPFL this season and secure a continental ticket next season to justify the enormous resources invested in them by the Governor”.
Rivers United were edged out through penalties in a well keenly contested encounter, ending their hope of getting additional incentives which Governor Nyesom who is also Power of Sports in Africa has promised them.
But the Rivers State Chapter of the Sports Writers body believes that more could still be done to encourage the governor to do more.
The State chapter further encouraged the Rivers Angel Football Club to do the state proud by winning the NWFL this season, and become the first female football team in Nigeria to play in the continental spot hence justifying the Power of Sports Africa enthusiasm in the team, as he demonstrated while presenting the motivational packages to them.