Nigeria Professional Football league (NPFL) side Rivers United has acquired a new Ambulance to be used during training, home games and even away matches.
The presentation of the health equipment was performed by the club Chairman Barrister Chris Green who spoke with the media officer of the club before the team departed to Abia state for a league game against Abia Warriors.
Rivers United is top of the NPFL log after 12 rounds of games and the Chairman briefed the media unit that the ambulance which has already begun its operation for the club will be used at every game the club participates in.
“The wellbeing of the players and officials of the club remains a top priority to the sponsors of the club, the Rivers State Government through our number one supporter Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, GSSRS, POS (Africa), Executive Governor Rivers State.
“You know football is a contact sport and the need to respond to the emergency situation caused by injury warranted the acquisition of this fully equipped ambulance.
“It was put to use in our last home match against Wikki Tourist when two players sustained a head injury after a collision. The ambulance will not just be used during our home games but it is on the ground during every training session and also travel with the team to our away matches.
“As a club, we will continue to do everything to ensure we provide the needed support for our players and officials to succeed.” – Barrister Chris Green stated