Bauchi – Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has approved the release of the 10-month balance of 2014/2015 match bonuses to players and officials of Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi.
This is disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesman for the club, Usman Shehu, and made available to on Friday in Bauchi.
Shehu said that the gesture was in appreciation of the club for its outstanding performance during the last season where the team was rated fourth on the league table.
He said that the gesture was also to motivate the players.
He said that the match bonuses would be paid to the beneficiaries on Friday before the team would depart for Katsina for its first match of the season against Elkanemi of Borno at Karkanda Stadium in Katsina.
Shehu urged the players to reciprocate the gesture by winning both their home and way matches.
He called on the technical crew and the players to live up to expectations and justify the confidence reposed in them by the government and the sports loving people of Bauchi State.
He commended the governor for releasing the allowances, which he said, would motivate the team to start the new season on a sound footing.
The spokesman called on stakeholders to support the club to enable them excel during 2015/2016 season.
He said that the governor had also allocated a Peugeot 406 and Toyota Corolla to the Chairman of the Club, Alhaji Isa Matori, and the head of the technical adviser, respectively.