There are strong indications that the Enugu State government may have concluded plans to send the club’s management packing following the poor showing of the team this season.
Rangers popularly called ‘Flying Antelopes,’ have featured in the Nigeria’s domestic league for over thirty years now without any trophy.
Rangers which presently occupies the 12th position in the Nigerian professional football Premier League table, came into existence in 1970, and has been managed by Chief Ozo Paul Chibuzor, for over seven years without any breakthrough.
The Enugu club side, which used to be among the Nigerian top- flight teams in the 80s, had existed for over three decades without a single laurel, as it won her last trophy in 1984.
However, a dependable source close to the state ministry of youth and sports who craved anonymity said in Enugu that “the state government would no longer tolerate the idea of Rangers existing without any trophy, despite the huge funds government invest in the club every season.”
The Source revealed that apart from the monthly subvention Rangers receives from the state government, each of the 17 local government areas of the state, contributes N1 million each, to the club on monthly basis.
He said the state governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, is not happy with the club’s management, hence, he has directed the commissioner in charge of sports ministry, Mr. Ndukwe Charles Chuka, to carry out a total overhauling in the club.
“The overhauling, includes engaging a competent management that will make the state government, supporters, and fans of the club proud.
“I want to assure all Rangers fans and teeming supporters, that soonest they will see a more vibrant management that will put smile on their faces during matches, be it home or away,” the commissioner had said.


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