CAF Champions League: Rangers run after foreign players

By Ikenga Chronicles October 24, 2016

CAF Champions League: Rangers run after foreign players

Ahead of next year’s CAF Champions League and Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL champions, Rangers have hinted‎ it would sign foreign players in order to compete favourably.

According to Coach Imama Amapakabo, the Enugu based club will sign two‎ Zambia World Cup stars as well as players from Cote d’Ivoire and Benin Republic.

Amapakabo disclosed that Rangers management are already in contact with two Zambians, who played against Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier earlier this month as well as two Ivorians, whose experience on the continent will be needed.

“We are also targeting a Benin Republic international whose name I don’t want to disclose yet to boost the squad we have on ground,” Imama added.

“We are equally working relentlessly to ensure that we keep our best players.”

“As I speak, I am on my way to Enugu to submit my contract papers and discuss with the management on how we can start negotiating with clubs about the players needed for the CAF Champions League.”

“We will give it our best to represent the country and prove that Rangers are worthy champions of Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, officials of the Enugu-based outfit, have disclosed that the Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi would host the victorious players and officials between December 19 and 21.

According to Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Charles Ndukwe, these dates are to allow stakeholders and well wishers from home and abroad be part of the celebrations.

The government is expected to reward the team for the achievement. Rangers were crowned Nigeria league champions on October 2 after they last won a major trophy in 1984 and will represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Champions League.

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