Former winger and member of AFCON 2013 winning team in South Africa and Nigeria’ Super Eagles team to the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Ejike Uzoenyi, has signed for the Flying Antelope to bring his experience to help the team achieve its target for the coming season.
Uzoenyi, CHAN 2014 Most Valuable Player, will be making a return to the domestic league and club he last featured in the 2013/2014 season, after stints in South-Africa, Bosnia & Herzegovina and in the 2020/2021 season, featured for Montenegro side, OFK Titograd of Podgoria.
The pint-sized left winger who can also be used from the right, has over fifteen senior international caps for the country and one FIFA world cup appearance.
In addition, Management of Rangers International F.C, the ‘Flying Antelopes’, has concluded plans to unveil the new players that have put pen to paper to help the team achieve its set target in the fast approaching 2021/2022 football season.
After a marathon of meeting between management, club’s recruitment committee and players’ representatives, over the weekend, that saw the successful capture of eight of the technical crew’ requested twelve, G.M/CEO of the seven-time Nigeria league champions, Prince Davidson Owumi, said that the players will be showcased to the world soon.
The players that have joined the team’ training includes; David Chimezie from Warri Wolves; Olawole Stephen from Dakkada; Emeka Obiora from El-Kanemi Warriors; Ikechukwu Julius from Gateway F.C, Samuel Pam who is joining from a Latvian top side; Philip Ogwuche from Jigawa Golden Stars; Moses Effiong from Plateau United and Akintunde Oloyode from M.F.M while efforts are still in top gear to get the services of seven more quality legs and hands.
These new players will be joining the nineteen retained by the technical crew in their report to management which include; Seidu Mutawakilu, Nana Bonsu, Tope Olusesi, Ifeanyi Nweke, Charles Tiesso, Christian Madu, Uche John, Ebuka Anthony, Ernest Governor, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke, Shedrack Asiegbu, Eso Achibong, Daniel Vendaga, Kenechukwu Agu, Christian Nnaji, Elijah Ani, Chidiebere Nwobodo, Chinonso Eziekwe and Tony Eliagwu while the duo of Chisom Chiaha and Chinedu Nwangwu who went on loan in the past season is also available to the coaches for a possible return.
Owumi said ahead of the season, “We have done what is needed to keep our club on the right path to challenge effectively for a double at the end of the 2021/2022 season. Management and the committee in charge of recruitment did its best to get the players requested by the technical crew and it’s our hope to get more before the start of the season to place the club in a position to challenge for the league and Aiteo cup double.”