Rivers promise Super Eagles N4m per goal against Swaziland
As Yakmut expects team to qualify for group stage of World Cup
THE Rivers State government has promised the Super Eagles a cash reward of $20,000 for each goal scored in today’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland scheduled to hold at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani, made the pledge to the Super Eagles on behalf of the state government after attending their final training session yesterday.
Mr. Kobani reveals to the players that Governor Nyesom Wike was away in Abuja but would be around to host them to a dinner after they must have qualified for the next group stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The nation’s senior national team is expected to get the maximum three points to assuage their fans who were disappointed in the result of the first leg that ended goalless in Swaziland last Friday.
Meanwhile, the Director General, National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut, says the Super Eagles 0-0 draw with Swaziland was a good start for the Nigerian side.
Yakmut, who was speaking during the walking and jogging exercise organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter, however, added that he expects the Eagles to finish up the Swaziland team in the second leg billed for the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt today.
“I think it is a good take-off, it’s much better than losing and since it is an away match, it gives you room to correct your mistakes and get the drive in the second leg. I’ve always told people that football is a global culture now and we can’t afford to underrate any country .”