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Reigning NPFL champions Rangers International

By Andah John with agency report

Nigerian champions Rangers International have said they will retain all 25 players that won the 2015/2016 NPFL title with them.

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The Flying Antelopes had, two weeks ago, said they would be offloading some of their players.

The Enugu-based club did explain that they wanted to inject some foreign players, to strengthen the side ahead of  next season.

But the club’s Media Manager Foster Chime told NAN in Enugu that Rangers’ management made the U-turn after it discovered that all the players desire to remain with the champions.

Chime speaks

“None of the 25 players of our club have left for another club as expected.

“Rather, they have all come to agreement with the club’s management to stay for the 2016/2017 football season.

“The management graciously gave consent to their request to stay looking back at their commitment that led to the winning of the 2015/2016 NPFL,’’ he said.

Camping going fine

Chime further disclosed that the club’s pre-season camping, which started two weeks ago, has been hitch-free.

The camping will end before the commencement of the Super 4 tournament, which begins on 7 December, he said.

The club will also defend its 2015/2016 NPFL title and participate in the 2016/2017 Federation Cup.