Rangers arrive Nigeria, debunk players hunger claims


Rangers International contingent consisting of players and officials have arrived Enugu from Ndola on Tuesday afternoon via Ethiopia Airlines, Naijafootballplus.com can report.

The reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions were knocked out of the 2017 CAF Confederations​ Cup at the weekend. The Flying Antelopes lost 0-3 to Zambian side Zesco United with the hosts advancing to the group stages of the tournament winning 5-2 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, Rangers and 2016 CHAN star Osas Okoro expressed disappointment at the ouster of his team on arrival at the Enugu airport.

“I feel sad and disappointed, we didn’t plan to exit the tournament at this stage,” he said.

“We are out and it is important we concentrate on the future and focus more on the domestic league. We have gathered little experience and this would prepare us for the future,”.

Rangers are bottom of the NPFL table with 13 points from 14 matches, the champions have four outstanding matches.

“I am not scared about Rangers position on the table, the reflection of the table means we have several outstanding matches. I believe after those outstanding games we will climb up,” added Osas.

Rangers team manager Amaobi Ezeaku has debunked interim coach, Chukwuma Agbo’s post-match statements that the players played the game and lost due to lack of food.

“I am just getting to know about the coach post-match statement, the truth is that the boys were jet lagged but talking about feeding I am very much aware the boys ate and fed well inside the dressing room. Nigerian community in Ndola helped us with food and the players got their varieties before the game.

“We also provided enough fruits to balance the nutrition before the game. It is surprising to read that the boys didn’t eat well before the game,” Ezeaku revealed.

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