Real Tamale United (RTU) players have received a massive boost ahead of their week 24 Ghana Premier League fixture against Medeama SC as business tycoon Ibrahim Mahama has settled their salary arrears.

The Tamale-based club, which returned to the Ghanaian top flight this season, had struggled to pay the three-month salaries of their players until the intervention of the selfless philanthropist.

The RTU players are grateful to Mahama for kind his gesture, promising to ensure the Pride of the North secures a respectable position on the Ghana Premier League table at the end of the season.

Northern Regional Minister, Shani Alhassan Saibu, also expressed gratitude to Ibrahim Mahama for his timely intervention.

This is not the first time Mahama is coming to the aid of RTU. He fully funded their kits for the current 2021/22 football season.

Ibrahim Mahama, born 29 January 1971, is a Ghanaian businessman, and the founder of Engineers and Planners, the largest indigenous-owned mining company in West Africa,

He is also into several other businesses in Ghana including Dzata Cement Limited.

Ibrahim Micheal Mahama is the 4th richest man among the top ten richest people in Ghana, with a net worth of $860 million. The wealthy businessman is the younger brother of the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama.

Real Tamale United is a football club based in Tamale, Northern Region of Ghana. The team previously competed in the Ghana Division One League, after being relegated to the second tier in the 2013–14 Ghana Football Leagues Division One League.

Often abbreviated as RTUfounded in 1976 by the first chairman Alhaji Adam