NAVUA soccer players collected $200 each after their 5-2 win over Nadroga last Saturday in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League.
Businessman Faud Anwar spent close to $4000 to ensure players delivered a good performance in the match.
Anwar stepped up to pay for the transport costs after players and officials had to travel via a 3-tonne truck to Lawaqa Park in Nadroga for their match against Tavua two weeks ago.
Anwar, who took charge of the team when Navua Football Association president Gopal Naidu resigned on Friday night, also paid a total of $3200 bonus to the players for the wins over Tavua and Nadroga.
Navua soccer coach Manoj Kumar said the team was fed up of false promises.
He said the players were not given the treatment they deserved for their effort on the field.
"The players had had enough of promises and lies," Kumar said.
"They were not paid for two weeks. This has been happening from last year. A fine example is that when we beat Tavua in the last league game the players were paid their dues almost six weeks after that game," he said.
"That's why last Friday I had to seek help from Mr Anwar and he delivered there and then. That's what you call 'putting money where your mouth is'."
Anwar is currently serving as the interim team director while former president and NFA life member Ravi Chand is the interim administrator.
"Mr Anwar is the players' choice. The players are my choice and the team is every Navuan's choice," Kumar said.