Again, COVID-19 gives Rangers players ‘extended holiday’


The Management of Rangers International FC of Enugu led by the General Manager, Davidson Owumi have extended the break given to its players by two weeks.

The club management on March 21 approved 10 days break for the players over the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has elapsed.

Owumi made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Club Media Officer, Nobert Okolie in Enugu.

It would be recalled that the club prolific striker Ifeanyi George and two others died in a ghastly motor accident on their way to Lagos to spend the first break.

Okolie quoted the club GM as saying that, ”this move became necessary due to the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the earlier break given, has not shown any sign of coming to an end.

”With no information from the ruling football house in the country, NFF and the continued spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the country, there was no reason for the players to return.

“It is better that they stayed at home and engage on individual training, ” he said.

The GM advised the players to continue with the training regiment given to them by the coach, Salisu Yusuf.

Rangers management had a fortnight ago given a ten days break to the players after NFF suspended all football activities in the country due to the COVID-19 health challenge ravaging the world.