Enugu Rangers retain 22 players for 2019/2020 season
Aiteo Cup defending champions, Enugu Rangers have concluded plans to retain only 22 players that featured for the team in the fast winding-up 2018/2019 season.
General manager of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Prince Davidson Owumi made this revelation yesterday ahead of the players’ resumption from the two-weeks break sanctioned by the club.
The former Warri Wolves boss confirmed that the players whose services were needed for the coming season have been contacted and are expected back in the coal city next week.
“Yes, we have started preparations for the coming season as we have made contacts with the players needed to help us achieve our target, both on the continent and domestic scene.
“Only 22 of the players that featured for us in the ending season will be privileged to wear the club’s jersey in the coming season. Most of them have been reached and negotiations concluded. Those reached will be known as soon as they return from the break,” stated Prince Owumi.
The General Manager added, “I can also confirm that we have had successful discussions with some players that we hope will add some strength to the team as our target on the continent and domestic scene remain intact.”
Enugu Rangers ended the 2018/2019 abridged NPFL season in the third position, but they lost the bid to defend their Aiteo Cup title and also ended their campaign in the CAF Confederations in the group stage.