By Nicholas Obisike and Seyi Adio
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Thursday unveiled 18 new gamers for the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
The gamers embody former Abia Warriors striker Godwin Zaki, Isaac Loute from FC Ifeanyi Ubah, former Rivers United goalkeeper Femi Thomas and SuperSand Eagles participant Abu Azeez.
The membership’s General Manager, Davison Owumi, instructed newsmen on the unveiling ceremony in Enugu that unveiling new signings earlier than the league commences will now be a brand new tradition within the membership.
“We unveiled 18 gamers as we speak and it’s now a brand new philosophy and tradition in Rangers, to unveil our new sign-ons earlier than the graduation of the season.
“Apart from the 35 gamers that will probably be registered for the season, we’ve got additionally assembled very gifted under-18 gamers.
“The idea is to incorporate the very talented youths around the Enugu environment into the team,” he mentioned.
Owumi additionally mentioned the membership would quickly unveil their main merchandise sponsors.
“We need to produce Rangers jerseys and caps which our followers should purchase as a part of their assist for the membership.
“Also, we are working on the possibilities of people purchasing their tickets online. Fans can even buy their tickets for the season for the whole year,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, the membership’s Technical Adviser, Olugbenga Ogunbote, mentioned he was certain of the capabilities of the gamers.
“I am happy with all the players I have. With them, I believe that we are going to do well this season,” he mentioned.
Speaking on the ceremony, Azeez mentioned enjoying for Rangers wouldn’t put him underneath stress, however somewhat encourage him to do effectively.
“I’m not underneath any stress. It is a membership I’ve at all times dreamt of enjoying for, and all I must do is to accentuate my coaching and work onerous.
“I just want this team to get a trophy at the end of the season and get a ticket to play on the continent,” he mentioned.