As the Government of Enugu State finalises arrangements to host its worthy ambassadors, players of Rangers Int’l, for winning this year’s Aiteo Federations Cup title in a dramatic style against Kano Pillars FC, members of the club’s class of 2016 that won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title after 32 years, have also called on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to make good its promises to the team, AOIFootball.com reports.
Notable among those leading this call is the 2015/2016 NPFL MVP Award winner and current Falkenberg FC marksman, Chisom Egbuchulam.
Speaking exclusively to AOIFootball.com, the prolific attacker, whose match winning goal last weekend saw his side gain promotion to the Swedish topflight, started by congratulating the team for emerging champions in grand style before launching an appeal to the state government to make good its promise to the team in 2016.
“I congratulate my former teammates for winning this year’s Federations Cup dramatically, after over three decades of waiting,” he said.
“It was indeed a worthy victory for the players, government and the entire people of Enugu State,” he added.
“I also want to use this opportunity to appeal to the government to fulfil its promise made to the team in 2016 for winning the NPFL title after 32 years of waiting,” he concluded.
In a similar development, current right-back of Akwa United FC, Mathew Etim, who played an integral part in Rangers’ title winning season that year, believes Governor Ugwuanyi is a man of his word and would make good his promise, if duly reminded.
“His Excellency, Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is a man of his word; he has always kept his word to the team during my days as a Rangers player,” he stated.
It would be recalled that the Government of Enugu State had promised each member of the 2016 victorious Rangers team, a plot of land in their area of choice in the state, alongside a cash reward of N500, 000 to each, which was redeemed almost immediately.
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