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Nigerian champions Rangers International/Photo: LMC Media

Nigerian champions Rangers International will make known their final list of players for the 2016/17 football season after their tour of the African continent.

The Flying Antelopes are billed to tour four African countries in less than two weeks, commencing on 6 January.

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The countries in order of schedule are Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and Cameroon.

Media Director of the Enugu-based side Foster Chima told NAN that the team’s manager, Amibi Ezeaku, is presently in Abuja facilitating the registration of players for CAF, NPFL and Federation Cup competitions for the 2016/2017 season.

“We want to comprehensively complete the registration in Abuja before releasing the list of the players for our continental and national campaigns for 2016/2017 season.

“However, it is clear we are now retaining only 23 of our old players.

“Since we cannot meet up with huge sign-on fees and allowances demanded by some of the old players.

“This means that we would be settling with 12 fresh players, which includes some foreign players to add pep to the club as we are going continental to do the country proud,’’ he said.

The league champions will open their title defence against Aba Warriors on 15 January at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.