… Players, management to negotiate contracts in Oba
THE Enugu Rangers’ management has decided to leave for Rojenny Stadium, Oba, near Onitsha where the club are camped for pre-season, so as to begin contract discussions with the team’s players ahead of the next Glo Premier League season which starts on February 21.
Rangers finished fifth after a late push last season with 58 points from 38 matches but the club are making efforts to ensure that the close to 30-year cup drought is ended this season, hence the move to Oba to resolve matters arising from the new enhanced salaries ordered by the League Management Company (LMC).
Rangers’ director of media and publicity, Foster Chime told SportingLife that with the new order in the Glo Premier League no player in the Enugu side would get anything less than N150,000 monthly and that plans were underway to carry the Enugu State Government along since the task of sticking with the new arrangement rests with it.
He expressed optimism that the contract negotiations won’t breed any ill-feeling noting that the club management has the interest of the players at heart as another league season commences soonest.
Meanwhile, Rangers are discussing with Bendel Insurance and other clubs with friendly matches in view as they get set for the commencement of the premier league season.