Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has rewarded players of Bayelsa Queens Football Club with over N29.2million for their impressive performance at the just concluded 2022 CAF Women’s Championship League (CAFWCL) in Rabat, Morocco.
Governor Diri made the announcement on Wednesday during the executive council meeting, saying 21 of the first team players would receive N1 million each while the 14 reserve players would get N500,000 each.
He 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 fulfillment 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. All the 21 players in the first team that participated in the competition will get N1 million each. I direct that this money be released between now and the end of November.”
Congratulating Bayelsa Queens for being the first team to take Nigeria to the semi-final of the competition, Diri assured that the medical bills of an injured player would be underwritten by the state.
According to him, by their performance, they made the state and the country proud and justified the resources the state government committed to the competition.