Wike to splash dollars on U-23 team


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Governor Wike addressing members of the technical crew of U-23 Dream Team 6 at their training ground in Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has splashed dollars on the U-23 team (Dream Team VI) ahead of Sunday’s Olympic qualifier against Congo in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria.
Shortly after watching the team’s training session at the 40,000 capacity Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Friday in Port Harcourt said they needed to win convincingly.
According to the governor, “We need to win this match and win convincingly. If you score any goal you will go with $30,000 and if you win with three goals you will go home with $100,000.”
Wike added that, “Mr President will be happy that you win this match.”
Governor Nyesom Wike taking a look at the master plan of Greater Port Harcourt during a visit to the site in Port Harcourt
Wike, while assuring the team of maximum support, said the hosting of the Olympic qualifier was important for Rivers state because it will be the first time an international match will be played at the new stadium, and therefore charged them to play as a team.
He thanked the technical crew for the hard work and commitment in making sure the team is fully prepared to defeat their opponents.
Governor Wike also challenged the Captain of the team, Azubuike Okechukwu, to ensure they play as a team
Governor Wike (centre) in a group photograph with U-23 Team (Dream Team 6) after their training session in Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt
“If for anything Rivers State will want you to win, it is this match,” he stressed, as he wished them good luck ahead of the match.
On his part, the Chief Coach of the Under-23 team and former Super Eagles striker, Sampson Siasia thanked the governor and people of Rivers …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper