Ex-Super Eagles captain, coach and General Manager of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has been sacked by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
The governor also dissolved the board and management of Rangers Management Corporation, as well as terminated the appointments of all contract staff of the corporation.
“All staff earlier seconded to Rangers Management Corporation are hereby returned to their parent establishments. The appointment of the Club physician is hereby terminated with immediate effect and all corporation/club property in his custody should be returned forthwith.”
“A panel of inquiry for a diagnostic investigation of the problems of Rangers FC will be set up shortly. The panel above will also articulate a roadmap for Rangers FC.”
“The new Rangers Board and Management must hunt and recruit good players directly without any intervening football club. Rangers players must henceforth be wholly owned by Rangers FC.
“The new board and management will identify and engage a competent technical crew. The timeline for attainment of the above objectives will be six weeks.”
“Before I came into office as the governor of Enugu State, Rangers International Club of Enugu was tottering on the brink of collapse. For 32 years, it had won no trophy and had lost all, but its iconic status as one of the nation’s most respected club sides.”
“However, fully conscious of what the club represents, not only for Enugu State, but the entire Igbo race, I decided to take up the challenge of revitalizing the club and restoring it to its hitherto pre-eminent position in Nigerian and African soccer circles.”