The officials, coaches and players of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have made donations of foodstuffs and toiletries to two motherless babies’ homes within the Enugu metropolis.
Rangers FC’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, in a statement on Sunday in Enugu
listed the homes as Guardian Angels Motherless Babies Home at Emene and Enugu Cheshire Home at Uwani.
He said the donations by the former Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) champions were made at about 6 p.m. on Saturday after the team’s evening training session.
“It is with great joy that we, as a team, make these little donations for the upkeep of the homes.
“We feel obliged to make this with the consent of the club’s General Manager, Davidson Owumi, who is unavoidably absent.
“We hope to make this (visit) more regular,’’ the club’s Technical Adviser, Olugbenga Ogunbote, was quoted as saying by Okolie.
The Rangers spokesman said Sister Martins-Agnes Ibewuike, matron of Guardian Angels Motherless Babies Home, spoke words of appreciation after receiving the gifts.
“We (the children and the Home in its entirety) pray the good Lord to continue to prosper you in your chosen endeavour.’’
Okolie also revealed that the matron of Enugu Cheshire Home, Beatrice Onaga, welcomed the team with joy and thanked the team for the gifts.
“Our prayer is for better performance from you people when you take on other opponents,’’ Okolie quoted Onaga as saying.