Thursday, 20 June 2013
Players exodus may hit Rangers
With few weeks to the start of the group stage of 2013 CAF Confederation cup, Nigeria’ only surviving club in continental competition, Enugu Rangers International F.C, may lose some key players who want to go out for greener pastures.
Information at our disposal has it that about four players registered by the club for the continental club campaign might be on their way out of the club to seek clubs overseas.
At the last count, Solomon Jabason who joined from Akwa United, Chibuzor Madu, Sunday Chinedu and Razaq Adegbite have all lined up ready to move out of the club.
Madu and Razaq who shorn like million stars in Rangers’ goalless draw with Tunisian league champions, C.S Sfaxien for a group stage ticket, are linked with a move to one of the Tunisian top clubs whose agents watched their game in Sfax.
Midfield maestro, Sunday Chinedu Udeagha, is also target of a top Turkish side while the whereabouts or the next destination of Solomon Jabason is still unclear.
Rangers have already lost the services of Josiah Maduabuchi, Nzube Anaezemba, Michael Egbeta and Ifeanyi Edeh who eloped from the club after their registration for the continent while the quartet of Sunday Mba, Chigozie Agbim, Emeka Eze and Alhaji Gero are all currently involved in the national teams of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Rangers Management team led by Paul Chibuzor, has sent out a strong warning to players’ agents that are bent on ‘destabilizing’ the team by bending the rules to negotiate with players first instead of the club.
In a release signed by Foster Chime, media officer of the Enugu based side, Rangers said, “We will use everything at our disposal including FIFA and CAF rules and regulations governing such practice as well as law suits to protect our players and club from such unscrupulous individuals.”