Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been commended by the management of Dolphin and Sharks football clubs for paying the eight months salary arrears owed the clubs.
Daboere Dokubo, the Interim Head of Sharks FC Management Team in Port Harcourt that Wike had kept to his promise by paying salary backlogs.
Dokubo, who spoke through the clubs Media Officer, Peter Abaje, said they were optimistic to win the June 28 match against Heartland FC of Owerri.
He said: “The reason is, during the week, the players and officials smiled to the bank as the governor of the state paid eight months backlog of salaries owed the team.
“So much has been given to the players by the governor and we commend him for fulfilling his electioneering campaign promise to take sports to the next level.”
Dokubo said the club was contented to win their match because there were no more excuses to give.
“Players used to say they had not been paid salaries, we are hungry and cannot think well in the field of play but all that is over,” he said.
Dolphin’s manager, Stanley Eguma, confirmed that his club had also been paid and players optimistic to defeat Kano Pillars on July 28.
Eguma thanked Wike for matching his words with action by clearing all salaries owed the officials and players.
Source: The Trent