Enugu govt releases N50m to Rangers
• Flying Antelopes players, coaches get relief funds
Players and coaches of Enugu Rangers will approach their second stanza premier league opener against El Kanemi Warriors with all their might after the state government released N50million as part payment of the N200million budgeted for the season.
The Flying Antelopes’ players have openly engaged in strike action owing to the debt the club owed and the coaches too have allegedly grumbled too in demand of their monies.
The club’s director of media and publicity, Foster Chime revealed to SportingLife that the Enugu State government under the able hands of Governor Sullivan Chime has released N50million out of the N200million projected for the season and that the players and coaches have been paid part of their debts as motivation ahead of the tie with El Kanemi Warriors.
“I can tell you that Rangers have received N50 million out of the N200 million and part of the cash has been shared to all the players and coaches to serve as a morale booster ahead of the second stanza,” Chime told SportingLife.
Rangers placed 15th at the end of the first stanza with 24 points from 19 matches and they are up against El Kanemi Warriors who are three steps above them on the log with 26 points.