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Katsina coach praises Rangers after Awka loss

Coach of overpowered Katsina United FC praises Enugu Rangers and predicts that the team will go far with current form.

Enugu Rangers 1 – 0 Katsina United

Rangers will go far if they keep playing like this

Coach Usman Abdalla.

Chukwuebuka Okorie’s 57th minutes strike was enough to secure the three maximum points for Rangers International yesterday in Awka.

The matchday 21 of Nigeria Professional Football League encounter took place at the new Awka City Stadium, Wednesday, 6 April. It ended up on a positive note for the Flying Antelopes.

The match started as scheduled with both teams enthusiastic about winning.

Rangers attempted a comeback after the bruise suffered in Makurdi on Sunday while Katsina wasn’t planning to return empty-handed.

Katsina also wanted revenge of the Matchday 1 disgrace when Rangers beat them 2-1 in their home Stadium in Katsina.

Goals from Chidiebere Nwobodo (13th minute) and Ossy Martins (54th minute) did the damage on that occasion.

Yesterday, before the goal, Rangers had made the Awka spectators shout ‘hey’, ‘oh’ severally with near successes.

Left full back Bala Akintunde’s 29th minute cross couldn’t meet the striker, Ossy Martins in Katsina’s box.

Similarly, Chidiebere Nwobodo’s strike in 49th minute targeted at the edge of goalpost went wild. Then Samuel Pam’s strike in 53rd minutes was parried to a corner kick by the Goalkeeper, Elkanah Godgift, who showed class in the match.

Rangers’ Coach Abdu Maikaba expressed joy with the result.

“I am happy to have the three points.

But I am not happy because of the attitude exhibited by my boys. They should have known that they should have scored more goals because football is all about goals.”

“We need to first rest and then think about next game” he said.

On his part, Katsina United Coach, Usman Abdalla, said Rangers played good football, and deserved the goal they scored.

“I like the ambience of the Stadium without violence and a fair play host also.

“Both teams played good football. I think the Muslim fasting affected us because about 60 percent of the boys are fasting.

It’s all about result. We lost, we will go home and concentrate on our two home matches.

“I say congratulations to Rangers, I think they will go far if they keep playing this way.”

With the result, Rangers is still in third place on the league table. Today’s matches involving Rivers United versus Lobi Stars and Plateau United verses Sunshine Start will show actual standing.

Next Rangers match is in Aba with Enyimba football club.

Katsina coach praises Rangers after Awka loss

Rangers succumbs to Makurdi Stars in Makurdi

An ambitious Rangers squad tries but succumbs to pressure from Lobi Stars in Makurdi on Sunday 3 April.

The match, played at Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi, ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts.

The Sunday match marked the kickoff of the second stanza of Nigeria Professional Football.

Expectedly, it was a pulsating and very tense encounter with Lobi Star fielding a new management led by Dominic Irofa.

Lobi Stars however came in struggling to come out of relegation zone. Rangers tried to also consolidate on away performances that placed her on 3rd position on the league table.

The Lobi home supporters aggressively cheered their home team. They equally served intimidation, threats, brigandage, and harassment of any perceived enemy to their course.

The arbiter possibly responding to the overt hostility cut off dangerous attacks from Rangers and issued questionable calls.

This continued till the contact in Rangers 18 yard box and he was quick to point at the penalty spot.

Although Rangers Goalkeeper, Seidu Mutawakilu, stopped the shot, the Referee after consultation with the Assistant Referee 2, insisted that it must be retaken.

Ayagwa Raphael repeated the kick which finally found the back of the net in the 65th minute of play.

Heroic efforts

All Rangers efforts through Chidiebere Nwobodo, Kenechukwu Agu and Ejike Uzoenyi to equalize proved abortive as they played wild or into the hands of the Goalkeeper, Emeka Onyia.

The quest to equalize the goal led Rangers to concede another goal in the 84th minute through a substitute, Utim Godfrey. Godfrey took advantage of a lapse between two Rangers defenders Ernest Governor and Ebuka Anthony.

Despite the loss, Rangers is still 3rd on the league table. The Flying Antelopes defeated the same Makurdi team 5-2 on 19 March at Awka.

Rangers will play Katsina United in the next match tomorrow Wednesday at the new Awka City Stadium by 4pm.

Here are all the results from venues nationwide:

  • MFM FC 1-0 Heartland FC
  • Kwara Utd 2-1 Remo Stars
  • Tornadoes 1-0 Dakkada FC
  • Sunshine Stars 1-0 Plateau Utd
  • Enyimba FC 2-0 Wikki Tourists
  • Lobi Stars 2-0 Rangers Int’l
  • Gombe Utd 1-0 Kano Pillars
  • Nasarawa Utd 2-0 Shooting Stars.

Rangers succumbs to Makurdi Stars in Makurdi

Rangers mid-season scorecard 2022 above average

Although Enugu Rangers mid-season scorecard 2022 is well above average, the team needs bite to top the charts at the second stanza.

The first part of Nigeria Professional Football League 2021/2022 season officially came to an end on Sunday, 20th March.

Rangers ended the half after her Saturday, 19 March encounter with Lobi Stars at the brand-new Awka City Stadium.

The League Management Company announced a two-week break, after which the second stanza will commence on 3 April, 2022.

Within the time, Coach Abdu Maikaba and Coach Mbwas Mangut are in-charge as the Technical Adviser and Head Coach respectively.

Under their tutelage, Rangers played a total of 19 matches home and away. It lost three, drew seven and won nine matches.

Rangers lost two of three matches in home ground of Nnewi and the third to Rivers United in Port Harcourt.

Contrarily, it recorded two of seven draws at home in Nnewi while it chalking up five impressive away draws.

Additionally, the team also recorded three of its nine wins away while posting the other six at home.

Total number goals scored is 25 while total number goals conceded is 10.

With the above result, Rangers sits third on the league table with 34 points behind Plateau United with 41 points and Rivers United with 42 points.

On relegation zone for now are; 20-MFM 17 points, 19-Lobi 19 points, 18-Heartland 20 points and 17-Niger Tornadoes 20 points as well.

Rangers mid-season scorecard 2022

Highest Goalscorer is Ossy Martins for the team while goalkeeper with best cleansheet is Seidu Mutawakilu. Rangers Captain is Tope Olusesi, assisted by Kenechukwu Agu.

Rangers mid-season scorecard 2022

Rangers move to Awka Stadium to shoot down Lobi Stars

Rangers move to Awka Stadium

Enugu Rangers International left Nnewi at the weekend to move to the brand-new Awka City Stadium. They shot down Lobi Stars 5-3 in the facility built by immediate past Governor Willie Obiano.

Rangers tried Awka for luck this Saturday, 19 March, and struck gold in the Stadium’s first-ever professional match.

It was a historical outing with two braces scored by Rangers’ duo of Ossy Martins and Kenechukwu Agu.

A total of eight (8) goals whizzed into the nets of both teams, with Rangers having the lion share of five goals scored.

Kenechukwu Agu scored the first professional goal in the stadium through a penalty at the 10th minute. He converted the kick after Lobi defenders brought down striker Ossy Martins in the box.

Then followed two normal goals scored by Ossy Martins himself in the 22nd and 45th minutes of play.

Ossy consequently booked his name in history as first player to score a brace in the Awka City Stadium. Both his goals were scored as a result of poor communication among Lobi defenders and their Goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali.

Nwabali was punished for straying too far out from his duty post. He was subsequently replaced.

The second brace came when Kenechukwu Agu came one-on-one with the newly changed Goalkeeper, Onyia Emeka in 79th minutes. He was beautifully set up to score by Elijah Ani.

Chidiebere Nwobodo also recorded his name on the score sheet for Rangers in the 47th minute.

Lobi Stars woke up from their sleep when Ifeanyi Nweke fouled Shobala Azeez in the Rangers box. Ayagwa Raphael was quick to send Rangers Goalkeeper, Seidu Mutawakilu to the wrong side in 57th minutes of play with his penalty.

J Akhabue and Achiv Douglas also meandered in to shake Rangers’ net following defensive lapses.

Rangers Coach Happy

Rangers Technical Adviser, Abdu Maikaba, was happy with the result and with the pitch.

“Actually, the result I expected was three points and I had it. But the way we conceded was not what I wanted.

“All the same, we will go back to drawing board and work on some grey areas.

“Last time, I told you that it is our good defense that kept us in this position. Now we worked to keep a balance.

“We worked on attackers and their finishing; that’s why we for the first time scored five goals in the League.

Going forward to attack opened our defense, but we are going to work on it in future”.

Asked whether the pitch contributed to the victory, he quickly agreed.

“You can see that every body enjoyed their football today. This pitch is not only good for my team but good for football to everyone.

I believe the two teams have shown that this pitch is good”.

A Welcome Relief

The Anambra State Government Stadium constructed by ex-Governor Willie Obiano came as a welcome relief to the Flying Antelopes.

Rangers Management quickly adopted the Stadium as a new home and applied for a change of home ground.

The League Management Company (LMC) inspected and approved the change last week Tuesday, 15 March.

Rangers has been shopping for a home ground following shutdown of its Nnamdi Azikiwe International stadium. The stadium, known to Rangers’ fans as “The Cathedral” is undergoing renovation.

The FC Ifeanyi Uba Stadium in Ozubulu Road, in Nnewi, proved to be challenging because of its bad playing pitch.

Since the season started, Rangers lost 10 points because of the poorNnewi pitch, according to Coach Abdu Maikaba.

In Other Matches…

Result from other centres in NPFL, week 19 are;

  • Rivers United 4-1 Akwa United
  • Plateau United 2-0 Sunshine Stars
  • Wikki Tourists 0-0 Enyimba FC
  • Remo Stars 3-0 Kwara United
  • Kano Pillars 3-1 Gombe United
  • Abia Warriors 2-2 Katsina United
  • Heartland FC 0-0 MFM FC
  • Dakkada FC 2-1 Niger Tornadoes
  • Shooting Stars 1-0 Nasarawa United.

Meanwhile, the League Management Company has announced a 2-week break at the end of this first stanza.

Next Rangers match will be in Makurdi against Lobi Stars on 3 April, 2022.

Rangers move to new Awka City Stadium

Rangers trashes Akwa United FC in Uyo

Enugu Rangers trashes high-flying Akwa United FC with a sweet victory at the home ground of the Akwa Ibom league champions.

Rangers ran away with three unreplied goals in the 13 March matchup of Martch-Day 18 of Nigeria Professional Football League played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium Uyo.

The match started with Akwa on 27 points while Rangers was 28 points after both played 17 matches each. With only a point separating them, both teams played to win. A win will transport both teams to third position on the league table.

Akwa capitalized in her home advantage and Rangers on her recent deadly away form.

Akwa bombarded probed for goals in the first 20 minutes, while the Antelopes defended the attacks and pressure mounted on their 18 yard box.

But in the 21st  minute, Rangers knocked at the post of Akwa United where  the Camerounian Goalkeeper, Efala Jean, was in charge. Alas, Rangers Captain of the day, Kenechukwu Agu, could not convert the opportunity when he came face-to-face with the Goalkeeper.

In a swift counterattack, Wisdom Fernando of Akwa United also faced Rangers goal tender. Seidu Mutawakilu, who parried the ball for corner kick. The Ghanian International was at his best in the match, as he made so many saves for Rangers. 

The two teams could not score in the first half.

Second half lucky

In second, however, Samuel Pam opened scoring for Rangers in the 55th minute with a mid-air volley from outside the box. Subsequently, Chidiebere Nwobodo increased the goal difference in 70 minutes while Shedrack Asiegbu made it a treble for Rangers, humiliating the home team, Akwa United.

Head Coach of Akwa United, Jerome Atume expressed shock at the loss.

“We created some chances, but could not score. The loss is a shock to us.

“Rangers is a team we know that dominate the midfield. We tried not to allow them, but the strength of their midfield is more than our own. We need to go and work on our finishing”.

Technical Adviser of Rangers, Abdu Maikaba, was magnanimous and a bit sad for his former Club.

“I am very happy about the result, but preferred it happened to another team, because Akwa United is still my team.

“This result should not deter them. I see a good team that needs time to jell”.

He agreed that the field of play contributed to the team success.

“Yes, I told my boys, any team that knows how to play football, can play here. We can’t talk about Ifeanyi Uba Stadium, if we can’t play here”.

With this victory, Rangers is now placed third on the League table with 31 points. It is far behind leaders Rivers United with 39 points and second-placed Plateau United with 38 points. Both have played 18 matches.

Rangers will be at Nnewi, their adopted homeground, on Sunday, 20 March for an encounter with Lobi Stars of Makurdi.

Rangers trashes Akwa United FC in Uyo

Rangers share points with Pillars FC at Nnewi

Enugu Rangers International FC share points with Kano Pillars from their Matchday 15 clash of Nigeria Professional Football League. Rangers played the match on Saturday, 26 February, 2022 at the FC Ifeanyi Uba Stadium Nnewi.

Rangers Technical Adviser Abdul Maikaba, introduced only Charles Tiesso, from the team that played in Port-Harcourt against Rivers United. He benched Christian Madu.

The defense and the midfield understood each other. They created lots of chances, but could not convert any to goal. Kano Pillar’s Goalkeeper, Idris Ibrahim, was on duty throughout the 90 minutes.

Rangers lost a couple of regrettable clear opportunities. In the 46th minute of play, Chidiebere Nwobodo broke into the defense line of Kano Pillars. In the scramble, he collided with Goalkeeper Ibrahim. The goalie immediately called for the attention of the Medical team and was attended to.

Also, in the 57th minute, Elijah Ani missed another glaring opportunity when he connected a Kenechukwu Agu’s long pass. He ran across the defense and dribbled past the Goalkeeper. Before he could control the ball to put it inside the net, Pillars defender, Abdullahi Musa, cleared the ball.

It’s our fault, says coach Mangut

“In a post match interview, Rangers Chief Coach, Mbwas Mangut said they learn valuable lessons to improve on their game.

“Every team that comes to Nnewi, come with their own plan, some even play at home more than us. Some come more motivated and all that….

“We are not saying that Referees should help us. But they want to stop any dangerous attack we initiate because they know what it will result to. Today was the first time this boys were able to circulate the ball and look for penetration

“But from the midfield and the attacking third, we know it is our fault. We are going to work on it but we want to play our football and we want fair officiating. We want to win with our strength and don’t want people to frustrate our efforts”.

This result places Rangers 4th on the league table with 24 points. The Club trail Rivers United 32, Plateau United 28 and Remo Stars 26.

Next Rangers match is on Wednesday at Ibadan against Shooting Stars by 7pm.

Rangers International FC share points with Kano Pillars

Rangers outfoxes Nasarawa at Nnewi Stadium

Rangers outfoxes Nasarawa FC, gallops away with a 1-0 victory over hard-fighting squad at Nnewi Stadium, reports Sobenna Nwagbo.

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, yesterday 17 February defeated visiting Nasarawa United FC Lafia by a lone goal.

The encounter is a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-Day 13 fixture played at FC Ifeanyi Uba Stadium, Nnewi.

The first half ended in a goalless draw as the two teams stoutly defended their turf. Rangers however kept the defense line of Nasarawa – led by Sadiq Abdullahi and Goalkeeper Danlami Umar – very busy.

The quartet of Elijah Ani, Christian Nnaji, Chidiebere Nwobodo and Kenechukwu Agu aggressively surged in from both wings.

Rangers looked more energetic in the second half and dominated the game throughout.

Incredibly, referee Hong Zubairu (Adamawa) and first Assistant, Digbori Tejiri from (Delta) kept disrupting every Rangers move inside the box.

To circumvent the human hazard, Rangers attackers tried getting the much-needed goal by resorting to long-range strikes.

Elijah Ani’s 52nd minute cracker from outside the box hit the crossbar and bounced twice between floor and roof of the goalpost before the Goalkeeper held it.

Everyone at the match venue counted it as a goal, but the referee allowed the goalkeeper to kick from the box.

Another thunderous shot from outside the box fired by Christian Nnaji in the 61st minute was followed by the Goalkeeper. But the force of the shot drove both keeper and the ball inside the net.

This was how the goal was counted for Rangers as it left no room for technical maneuver by the umpires.

“It’s a fair game”

Rangers outfoxes Nasarawa at Nnewi
Top-five spots as at today 18 February 2022.

In a post-match interview, Rangers Assistant Coach, Mbwas Mangut, downplayed the hazard and described it as a fair game.

He was happy that Rangers secured maximum points from the encounter “despite some lapses in the course of the game.”

“We started well but later came under some pressure and this made it a little difficult for us.

“But we had to tell ourselves to revisit our style of play which helped to give us the victory.

“The result is a way forward for us as we have climbed a bit further the ladder. And we will keep working to get more.”

Coach Bala Nikyu, Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United, waxed philosophical.

“The game has been played, won and lost. But the league is still a long way (away).

“We will go back and prepare better for subsequent games,” Nikiyu said

This win lifts Rangers to the 3rd position in the professional league with 23 points from 13 matches.

Consequently, the Flying Antelops are trailing Plateau United on 27 points and Rivers United in second position with 26 points.

Rangers travels to Port-Harcourt to square up with the second-placed Rivers United on Sunday 20 February by 4.00pm.

It’s a tough game that Rangers needs to win and advance. Rangers needs a 7-0 goal margin to be able to displace Rivers United from its second position.

Rangers outfoxes Nasarawa at Nnewi

Plateau United subdues Rangers at Nnewi

Plateau United FC subdues Rangers 1-0 at Nnewi to send a powerful message to their former coach and previous conquerors.

Plateau United Football Club exacted a double revenge against Rangers International on Wednesday 2 February at the Matchday 10 of Nigeria’s professional League.

The visitors ran away with a lone goal defeat of Rangers to send a message to the Enugu team and its new coach.

Rangers Technical Adviser, Abdu Maikaba, was Coach of Plateau last season. In the final match of that season, the Flying Antelopes inflicted a heavy 2-0 defeat on he and his boys.

This time around, the Jos lads came for revenge mission against their former Coach and his new team. And revenge they got at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium, Nnewi, which Rangers is using as temporary home pitch.

Rangers bowed to pressure in the early minutes of the game and ultimately surrendered all three points at stake through a lone goal.

Buhari Ibrahim scored in the 5th minute, nodding home a powerful long throw from his captain and full-back, Itodo Daniel.

Stung by this early goal, the Coal City giants fought hard to equalize, However, a determined Plateau goalie, Victor Anozie, rose like a phoenix to smother all shots.

The introduction of Chidiebere Nwobodo, Shedrack Asiegbu and Elijah Ani added more bark to Rangers midfield and attack, but they did not bite.

Rangers’ Christian Nnaji, Chidiebere Nwobodo, Elijah Ani and Sam Pam all poked the goalpost of Plateau United in what could have counted for goals. These were however technically disqualified.

Anozie, the heroic goalkeeper added to Rangers’ frustration by hugging the ball for as long as he could before allowing play to continue. He eventually got his comeuppance when his theatrics earned him a yellow card.

Coach blames pitch and politics

Coach Abdu Maikaba blamed the loss on the pitch and “the politics of the game.”

 “I think the greatest undoing is the playing pitch. I have said it before, we should get an alternative.

We always struggle anytime we are playing here; we are not comfortable with the field. Rangers plays better in away games than we play here.”

He also said the boys needed to learn something about how to play the game.

“My boys didn’t understand the politics behind this game, and we paid for it,” he said.

Rangers’ performance this Season appears to vindicate the Coach’s position on the Nnewi pitch which Rangers uses as temporary home ground.

Of the five matches played so far at Nnewi, Rangers won two, drew one and lost two games. On the other hand, it won two matches and drew three without a single loss on the five away matches it also played.

Rangers is playing at FC Ifeanyi Uba Stadium because its home turf, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Stadium Enugu, is undergoing resurfacing and repairs.

Next Campaign on Sunday

Rangers was hoping to use the result to climb to the top of the league.

Instead, the result placed the Enugu Club on 4th position with 16 points from its 10 matches played so far. The league leaders are Rivers United (22 points), Remo Stars (20), and Plateau United(18).

The Flying Antelopes will travel to meet Wikki Tourist of Bauchi in the matchday 11 encounter on Sunday 6 February.

Plateau United subdues Rangers at Nnewi

Rangers adds to Heartland woes in Owerri

Sobenna Nwagbo witnesses a 3-0 demolition as Enugu Rangers adds to Heartland financial woes in their Owerri home ground

Enugu Rangers FC yesterday 21 January thrashed hapless Heartland FC of Owerri 3-0 at their Dan Ayiam Stadium Owerri home ground.

The Matchday 7 of the 2021/2022 Oriental derby unfortunately ended badly for the Naze warriors currently battling with financial challenges.

Heartland came to the match on the back of protests over unpaid salaries and was a shadow of their old squad.

With the result, Rangers became the first club to defeat the Naze Millions by 3-0 scoreline in six years.

The team similarly suffered a humiliating defeat on 3 May 2015 in the hands of Akure Sunshine Stars.

Julius Ikechukwu delivered the first blow from a 26 minutes strike. Thereafter, Christian Nnaji’s thunderous strike from 18 yard box in 55 minutes drove the wounds deeper. Finally, Shedrack Asiegbu’s capped the win with another strike in the 84th minute.

The goals

Julius Ikechukwu opened scoring for Rangers from tee off by substitute Chidiebere Nwobodo who came on three minutes earlier.

Nwobodo replaced Super Eagles winger and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON winner, Ejike Uzoenyi. Ejike suffered injury in the 23rd minute of the match.

Heartland responded in the 39th minute and almost got an equaliser with an Ikenna Stephen’s expertly struck free kick. The 30-yards strike however kissed the crossbar with goalkeeper Bamidele Adeyeni already displaced.

Heartland’s misery worsened when Jimoh Gbadamosi received a second yellow card. He handled the ball in a desperate attempt to score and was marched out in the 61st minute.

Rangers thereafter made their numerical strength count. Shedrack Asiegbu who came on nine minutes earlier finished off a sweeping counter-attacking move from Elijah Ani and Christian Nnaji.

The final goal gave Rangers a comfortable lead on the dot of 84 minutes.

Rangers returns to third place on the league table, behind Remo Stars (17 points) and Rivers United (15).

Rangers is on 14 points from seven matches played so far.

Next week Wednesday, Rangers returns to their temporary home – FC Ifeanyi Stadium Nnewi – for the next match.

The Flying Antelopes handed out a 2-0 defeat to MFM Football Club at Nnewi on 16 January.

The pitch of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu is currently undergoing a facelift.

Rangers adds to Heartland woes in Owerri

Rangers dim MFM light twice at Nnewi

A rejuvenated Rangers team dim twice the light that Mountain of Fire MFM FC brought to Nnewi, reports Sobenna Nwagbo

Rangers dim mfm light

Sobenna Nwagbo

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Enugu Rangers International FC on Sunday 16 January 2022 defeated MFM Football Club of Lagos (aka Olukoya Boys) at Nnewi, Anambra State.

The encounter is the Matchday-6 encounter of Nigeria Professional Football League, 2021/2022 season played at FC Ifeanyi Uba Stadium, Nnewi.

First goal for Rangers was scored by the Captain, Tope Olusesi. He was set up by Ugochukwu Ugwuoke from the left hand side to the right from a dead ball situation. Tope jabbed the ball inside the net in the 16th minute of play.

A second goal was a penalty beautifully converted by Ossy Martins at 43rd minutes.

The MFM Goalkeeper Osayi Kingdom brought Ugochukwu Ugwuoke down in their 18 yard box after he intercepted a back-pass from his defender.

Despite the win, Rangers Technical Adviser, Coach Abdu Maikaba expressed reservations on the state of with pitch.

According to him, “this is not the type of field we play our brand of football. But whether we like it or not, this is now our home and my boys need to adjust.

“We are happy we won the match, but we need to keep improving”.

According to him,” MFM has always been a difficult team again Rangers in recent years, because of young boys in the team who are ready to run till the end of 90 minutes”.

Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Manfred Nzekwe, watched the match and said the Enugu Stadium works will soon be completed.

On the match itself, he offered praise to the Flying Antelopes.

“This is what we expect to see Rangers do all the time. Though the two teams are good, but Rangers has proven to be the best so far.”

Commissioner Nzekwe thanked, “the Nnewi fans and the entire Igbo race” for their support for the team.

“Rangers is for South East and can play in any part of Igbo land as our home.

“But we pray to go back to our Enugu home in the near future.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

Rehabilation works are underway at the turf of Rangers home stadium, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

The League Management Company approved Rangers’ request to adopt FCIU Stadium as home for the ‘Flying Anthelopes’.

“We are putting the final touches in the turf and will soon get back to our tradition fans,” the Commissioner said.

The result has placed Rangers so far on the third position on NPFL table with 11 points from 6 matches behind Remo Stars(14) and Rivers United (12).

Rangers dim MFM light twice s at Nnewi