Enugu Rangers

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Rangers International
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Full name Enugu Rangers International Football Club
Nickname(s) Flying Antelopes
Founded 1970 [1]
Ground Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Enugu, Nigeria
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Onyishi Maduka Samuel
Manager John Obuh
League Nigerian Premier League
2013 5th

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu popularly called Enugu Rangers is one of only two Nigerian division one football teams (along with Heartland F.C.) that has never been relegated.

History[edit]

They are based in Enugu and play their home games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. In 2008-09, they played some games in nearby Abakaliki and Nnewi as their stadium was renovated for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.Before the season started, Enugu State governor Sullivan Chime paid the backlog of sign-on fees dating to three years ago and all other debts owed the players. In November 2008, Rangers became the first Nigerian clubside to be a public company and sell ownership stock [2]. However the deal fell through, and the club began the 2009 season in debt.[1]

Greatest achievements[edit]

1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984.
1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983.
  • Finalist: 7
1971, 1978, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2004, 2007.
  • Nigerian Super Cup: 1
2004.
1977.
1975.

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2006 - First Round
2013 - Second Round
2004 - Group Stage
2005 - Intermediate Round
2013 - Intermediate Round
1996 - Second Round
2003 - Semi-Finals
1977 - Champion
1984 - Quarter-Finals

Current first team squad[edit]

As of Feb. 10, 2014[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Nigeria GK Uche Okafor
Nigeria GK Akor Itodo
Nigeria GK Jonah Usman
Nigeria DF Madu Chibuzor
Nigeria DF Cyril Oriaku
Senegal DF Sane Pape Ousmane
Senegal DF Pierre Coly
Nigeria DF Nnaemeka Anyasodo
Nigeria DF Haliru Umar
Nigeria DF Ambrose Onyeama
Nigeria DF Valentine Ikenne Iworie
Nigeria DF Uche Oguchi
Nigeria DF Matthew Etim
Nigeria DF Lucky Omeruo
Nigeria DF Kenneth Anyanwu
Nigeria DF Okey Odita
No. Position Player
Nigeria MF Terry Envoh
Nigeria MF Meshack Chibuikem
Nigeria MF Emeka Eze
Nigeria MF Sunday Chinedu
Nigeria MF Nzube Amaejemba
Nigeria MF Michael Egbeta
Nigeria MF Seun Taro
Nigeria MF Emmanuel Ahinze
Nigeria MF Dada Bitrus
Nigeria MF Ikechukwu Okemiri
Nigeria FW Razaq Adegbite
Nigeria FW Chikeluba Ofoedu
Nigeria FW Sanusi Sani
Nigeria FW Christian Obiozor
Nigeria FW Adamu Mohammed
Nigeria FW Lazarus Chukwu
Nigeria FW Odah Marshal

Staff[edit]

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Technical Adviser

Chief Coach

Media Officer

Goalkeeper Trainer

Former Notable Players[edit]

Former Head Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/2009/12/rangers-in-financial-mess-antelopes-go-aborrowing/
  2. ^ http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/news/2014/02/omeruo-anyanwu-boost-rangers

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