The Bayelsa State government has announced an increased cash rewards for Bayelsa Queens ahead of the Nigeria Women’s Football League Super 6 Championship.
The state deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the announcement on Thursday while addressing the management and players of the team at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, saying the state government has increased the one-million-naira cash gift for every match won to 1.5 million naira, while goal scorers will coast home with N200,000 for each goal as against the previous N150,000.
According to him, the first assist for each goal scored will get N150, 000, while N100, 000 is earmarked for second and third assists.
The deputy governor also made a donation of two million naira to the Queens for topping the just concluded Nigeria Women Premier League (NWFL) table.
Meanwhile, Governor Douye Diri has given the sports Commissioner, Dr Daniel Igali, a pat on the back over his recent award as Sports Man of the Year by Sun Newspapers.
Governor Diri, who gave the commendation while addressing participants of the fifth edition of the Prosperity Walk, described Dr Igali as a great champion who has not only carved a niche for himself but has always made the state proud in the world of sports.