Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has rewarded players of Bayelsa Queens Football Club for their spectacular performance at the 2022 Confederation of African Football Women’s Championship League (CAFWCL) in Rabat, Morocco, where the team finished third.
Announcing cash rewards when he hosted the players and technical crew of the team at the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa yesterday, Senator Diri said 21 of the first team players would receive N1 million each while the 14 reserve players would get N500,000 each.
The governor also rewarded the technical adviser with N1.1 million, assistant coaches N500,000 each, support staff N300,000 each while all the board members would get N1.5 million.
While directing that the monies be released to the team before the end of November, he also made a personal donation of $4000 to the team in fulfilment of his promise at the quarter-final stage of the competition.
He said “Your government has decided to reward you for your outstanding performance in the CAF women’s Champions League
“You have proven that Nigeria is indeed a football country and that we are not a push over when it comes to football in Africa and indeed the world. The image of the state is largely being imprinted in female football in Nigeria, West Africa and in Africa. You have made the state and country proud by bringing home the bronze medal.
“I would like to call on the private sector to come in to support sports development and in particular the game of football in the state just like Premium Trust Bank did by donating N50 million and jerseys to the team.”