Rangers International players have each been paid the sum of $735 as estacode for the CAF Confederations Cup second leg playoff match against Zambia’s Zesco United at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Thursday ordered the payment of the allowances after the team’s refusal to travel to Ndola earlier in the day.
The Team Manager, Amobi Ezeaku confirmed to aoifootball.com that all the players have been paid and the team is set to depart for Ndola on Friday morning.
He said: “I can confirm to you that all the players have been paid their estacode of $735 each.”
According to Ezeaku, the team will depart the Enugu airport by 7am to Lagos where they are due to fly in a chartered aircraft paid for by the state government.
The management of the Flying Antelopes, led by former Super Eagles’ coach Christian Chukwu, had appealed to the players to wait till they return from the game against Zesco United before being paid their estacode in full, but the players refused, insisting they get paid before they board the plane.
Most of the players refused to board despite entreaties from the General Manager Christian Chukwu and some left for their homes.
The team will be led by General Manager Christian Chukwu, interim coach, Chukwuma Agbo and some NFF officials who were thought to have left for Ndola without the players earlier in the day.
Rangers have all to do after playing out a 2-2 draw against Zesco in the first leg of the encounter in Enugu.
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