Enugu Rangers and Heartland will not be involved in the South East/South-South Preseason Tournament fixed for Port Harcourt between January 4-10, reports.

The tournament, according to organisers, is aimed at consolidating the gains of the maiden edition of the event held in Nnewi in November, which FC Ifeanyi Ubah won.

An official, who spoke with, gave reasons for the teams pulling out of the tournament.

“Rangers and Heartland say they will not participate. Rangers are in closed-door camping in Ijebu-Ode, while Heartland are complaining of funds”, the official said.

“As it is, Enyimba, who did not take part in the last tournament in Nnewi, have confirmed their participation, alongside Rivers United, Abia Warriors, Kwara United, Go Round FC and Cynosure FC,” the official concluded.