Rangers sack 23 stars after 3rd-place finish in 2018-19 NPFL

NPFL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 02/07/2019

Enugu Rangers sack 23 players after a third-place finish in 2018-19 Nigeria Professional Football League ahead of the 2019/2020 domestic and continental campaign.

The Flying Antelopes issued a statement from club General Manager Davidson Owumi and Media/Communication Officer, Norbert Okolie who made the announcement by retaining 22 players from the 45 on their roster that featured for the team in the just-concluded season and they have equally been contacted while they are still on a two-week break.

Owumi said: "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 twenty-two of the players that featured for us in the concluded season will be privileged to wear the club’s jersey in the coming season.

"Most of them have been reached and negotiations already concluded. Those reached will be known as soon as they return from the break”.

"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.

Rangers ended the 2018/2019 abridged NPFL season on the third position at the end of the season’ championship playoff while its forays on the 2019 Total CAF Confederations cup ended in the group stage.