Niger Tornadoes’ Chairman, Ibrahim Dada, has showered his victorious players with a generous cash reward of N500,000.
This significant gesture comes on the heels of their resounding success in a crucial NPFL match against Rivers United.
The excitement reached a fever pitch as Tornadoes clinched a vital victory with a nail-biting 6th-minute penalty expertly executed by none other than Bashir Usman.
Rivers United found themselves on the receiving end of this pivotal penalty after an unfortunate handling error.
This Sunday’s triumph goes down in history for Niger Tornadoes as it marked their first victory over Rivers United in a staggering four years.
Moreover, it was their maiden home win against the former NPFL champions in three league seasons.
The stadium was a cauldron of emotions as fans rejoiced in this long-awaited triumph
Chairman Ibrahim Dada was a prominent figure amongst the hundreds of spectators at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, where Tornadoes pulled off an awe-inspiring 1-0 win against the Stanley Eguma-led Rivers United.
In an official statement, Chairman Dada conveyed the profound purpose behind this munificent gesture, explaining that it was designed to uplift the spirits of his players as they gear up for upcoming challenges in the Nigeria Premier Football League.
“This token is a recognition of your remarkable dedication that led to the victory against Rivers United,” Chairman Dada declared, exemplifying his unwavering commitment to the team’s success, driven by his sense of duty to his state and faith in the team’s capabilities.
In a rallying cry to the skeptics, Dada emphasized that, while some may question the players’ abilities, the management and coaching staff have unwavering faith in them.
The players, he added, carry the responsibility of proving the doubters wrong and soaring to even greater heights.