Rivers United midfielder Joseph Onoja has said that even though money is involved, they are playing for themselves.
Onoja was in action Sunday at the Adoke Amasiamaka stadium when Rivers United defeated Wydad Casablanca of Morocco 2-1 in the first leg qualifying round of the champions league.
Each player in the team has been promised $40000 by the governor of the state Nyesom Wike if they reach the group stage of the competition.
” The coach highlighted what we must do on the pitch and we went for the second half looking for the loopholes. But as a player, there are times that you carried out instructions perfectly, at other times you play according to what is happening on the field.
The first motivation for us is our career, whether we like it or not we are doing this for ourselves, we have to pay for the state and country but sometimes we have to play for our name.
At some point, money will go a long way in motivating us because that is what we are working for every other thing that comes on top of it, I think is a motivation for us”, he said.