CAFCL: Rivers United Lose Gov Wike’s N28m Cash Reward For Each Player After Heavy Defeat In Morocco


The players of Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United have lost the opportunity to become Twenty eight million naira richer after heavy defeat in Morocco.

The State governor, Nwesom Wike had promised each player the sum of $40,000 each if they sail through to the group stage of the competition after a slim 2-1 advantage in the first leg in Nigeria.

But the 10-man Rivers United sojourn to Morocco ended up in futility as they suffered a humiliation 6-0 to competition defending champions Wydad Casablanca.

Rivers United goalkeeper Seidu after getting firm hold of the ball, made a body collision with a Wydad players who expectedly fell down. The referee awarded a penalty and gave Seidu a marching order.

After a goalless half hour, El Amloud gave the host a deserved lead in the 32nd minute before Jabrane made it 2-0 just before the half time.

The hosts continued their dominance early in the second half asbB.J Sambou increased the decifit to 3-0 in the 49th minute.

Sambou completed his brace in the 56th minute and Jabrane also did the same in the 69th minute to make it 5-0.

Ahadad completed the rout in the 90th minute and handed Wydad a 7-2 aggregate win over Nigeria’s champions Rivers United.

The lost means Rivers United have dropped to the CAF Confederation Cup knockout stages.