By Sab Osuji:
Veteran league goalkeeper, Sunday Rotimi was on Saturday named as Rivers United Most Valuable Player, MVP, for the concluded 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, season, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Rotimi, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper has spent close to 13 seasons with the Pride of Rivers.
During a reception dinner by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in honour of the club for picking a CAF Champions League ticket for next season at Bricks House, Government House Port Harcourt, striker Bernard Ovoke was named as the club's Top Scorer.
Ovoke scored 11 goals in all competitions for the club in the outgone season, nine in the league and two in the Federation Cup.
Completesportsnigeria.com further reports that captain of the club, Festus Austin, was named as the Most Disciplined and Dedicated player of the club during the concluded NPFL season.
Christian Weli was named as Most Consistent Player the CAF Champions League bound team, while Fredrick Obomate was named as the Best Home grown player of the club in the 2015/2016 domestic season.
Sammy Wejinya, spokesman of the club rolled out the five players' names for their outstanding performances last season while Rivers State governor, Nyeson Wike presented the awards to the players.
Former Green Eagles winger and 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Adokiye Amiesimaka who was a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Rivers State as well as Monday Sinclair, a former coach of Sharks (now defunct) were present at the reception dinner.