• Explains delay in completion of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Concerned about performance of Enugu Rangers International Football Club in the ongoing abridged Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed the Special Government Adhoc Committee on Enugu Rangers International Football Club to, forthwith, interact with players, technical crew, management and supporters of the club, including the state Ministry of Youth and Sports “to ensure immediate reversal of the situation, while taking necessary steps to ensure stability and improved performance.”
A statement by the Chairman of the Special Adhoc Committee on Enugu Rangers Int’l F.C, Nnanyelugo Aroh, disclosed that Ugwuanyi’s directive was in line with the state government’s commitment to continued survival and success of the club.
Aroh stressed the urgent need to turn around the performance of the club in keeping with its known history, recalling that under the current administration, Enugu Rangers returned to winning ways and broke the 32 years jinx by winning the 2015/2016 NPFL and the Aiteo Cup in 2018.
The chairman revealed that “the state government, in its commitment to ensure a good playing environment and support-base for the club, undertook the overhaul of the playing turf of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu,” adding that the contract was awarded to a nationally certified company, and that it had been fully paid for.