Enugu Rangers

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Enugu Rangers
Rangers International FC (logo).png
Full name Enugu Rangers International Football Club
Nickname(s) Flying Antelopes
Founded 1970 [1]
Ground Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Davidson Owumi
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote
League Nigeria Premier League
2017 14th

Rangers International Football Club, commonly known as Enugu Rangers, is a Nigerian professional association football team.

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]

Honours[edit]

1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 2016
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]

The club had 7 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1971 to 1985 and 3 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2006 to 2017.

2004 – Group Stage
2005 – Intermediate Round
2013 – Intermediate Round
2017 – Playoff Round
1996 – Second Round
2003 – Semi-finals
1977 – Champion
1984 – Quarter-finals

Current first team squad[edit]

As of 13 January 2018

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

No. Position Player
2 Nigeria MF Aguda Godwin
4 Nigeria MF Solomon Okpako
3 Nigeria DF Ugwu Uwadiegwu
6 Nigeria DF Shedrack Francis
7 Nigeria MF Godwin Zaki
13 Nigeria MF Christian Madu
16 Nigeria GK Olufemi Thomas
17 Nigeria MF Bright Silas
18 Nigeria MF Salau Ibrahim
19 Nigeria MF Brown Braye Okpus
22 Nigeria DF Orji Kalu Okagbue
No. Position Player
Nigeria MF Osas Okoro
20 Nigeria DF Temitope Olusesi
23 Nigeria FW Abu Azeez
24 Nigeria MF Adun Osamudiamwen
27 Nigeria FW Ibrahim Ajani
30 Nigeria MF Chiamaka Madu
32 Nigeria MF Fabiyi Tayo
33 Ghana GK Seidu Mutawakilu
34 Nigeria DF Semiu Liadi
Nigeria MF Isaac Loute

Staff[edit]

Chairman

General Manager

Team Manager

Head Coach

Chief Coach

Physiotherapist

Assistant Coach I

Assistant Coach II

Trainer I

Trainer II

Trainer III

Trainer IV

GoalKeeper Trainer I

GoalKeeper Trainer II

Media Officer

Former head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]