THE Rivers State Government has released funds for the payment of sign on fees owed players of Sharks, Dolphins and Rivers Angels FC for the 2014/15 season.
The funds were owed by the immediate past administration in the State.
Speaking on the development, Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Honourable Boma Iyaye stated that the present administration will continue make the welfare of sports men and women in the State top priority.
He added the the Rivers State Government will continue to support the two State-owned clubs, Rivers United FC and Rivers Angels FC to ensure that laurels are claimed in the upcoming campaign.
It would be recalled that Rivers United play- ers had on December 19, 2017 staged a peaceful protest to the government house in pot Harcourt over the nonpayment of their sign on fees.
Some of the players had displayed placards with inscriptions such as ‘We don’t have pensions, pay us our money and pay us our signing -on fees’. Rivers United finished in the 15th position in the Nigeria Profession- al Football League last season. and will kick off their 2017/2018 NPFL league season against El-Kanemi Warriors.