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CAF: As Rangers departs for Algeria, Ugwuanyi charges Club to excel

 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (6th right), with state Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Charles Ndukwe (5th left); General Manager of Rangers International FC of Enugu, Christian Chukwu (5th right); Rangers' Technical Adviser, Imama Amapakabo (4th left); and other officials and players of the club at Government House, Enugu, Tuesday, on their way to Algeria for CAF Champions League.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (6th right), with state Commissioner for Sports, Mr. Charles Ndukwe (5th left); General Manager of Rangers International FC of Enugu, Christian Chukwu (5th right); Rangers’ Technical Adviser, Imama Amapakabo (4th left); and other officials and players of the club at Government House, Enugu, Tuesday, on their way to Algeria for CAF Champions League.
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
Ahead of Friday’s Orange CAF Champions League match between Enugu Rangers International Football Club and the J.S Saoura of Algeria, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday met with the management, staff and players of Rangers shortly before the club’s departure to Algeria, charging them to display their professionalism and commitment to be able to win the match.
The governor also assured the club of the blessings, best wishes and prayers of the whole nation “as ambassadors and flag bearers of our great country Nigeria in this competition”.
He said that the state remains grateful to God for bringing Rangers to the competition as Champions of the Nigerian Football League, adding that with “God on our side, we are confident that you will come back from this competition as Champions of Africa in Jesus Name”.
“Having lifted the NPFL trophy after 32 years in the wilderness, we have revived the famous Rangers spirit; the spirit of commitment, industry, ingenuity and brotherhood; the Never-Say-Die spirit of Rangers – the true champions.
“And as you depart for Algeria today, we pray that the Almighty God will grant you divine protection, guidance and a resounding victory against your opponents”, Gov. Ugwuanyi stated.
Also at the meeting a staunch supporter of Enugu Rangers, Barr. Charles Ugwu promised N1million for every goal scored by the team in Algeria, noting that the club is not just a team but also a movement that has united the Igbos over the years. Barr. Ugwu assured the governor that he will, alongside other supporters of the club, galvanize massive support for the team.
In his remark, the captain of the team, Mathew Etim, said that the players are determined and out for business to make Enugu State proud once again, calling for the support and prayers of the people of the state and fans.
The club led by its General Manager, Christian Chukwu, has departed for Lagos en route Algeria for the match on Friday.

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