Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have resumed training for the Confederation of African Football cup and the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League.
Rangers’ next opponent in the Confederation cup is Bantu Football Club of Lesotho and the first leg of the second round will be played on January 13.
The club Spokesperson, Norbert Okolie, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Wednesday, saying that the players are back to training.
“We resumed training on Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the evening after the seven days Yuletide break and the most aspect of it was that the players were back injury free.
“Our Confederation cup first leg of the second round against Bantu FC will come up on Jan. 13, in Lesotho and we will approach it with seriousness.
“The players and technical crew were given 24 hours to settle down after the break which ended on Dec. 30, and after that we swear into training because we do not want to underrate any club,’’ he said.
Okolie said that the players have promised to take-off from where they stop in 2018 with more seriousness knowing that any clubs that reached this stage of the competition is not a push over.
“We are expecting a tough match against the club from Lesotho and that is why we are taking our preparation serious to ensure that we made it to the group stage,’’ Okolie said.
He noted that the club still has the ambition of going all the way to the final of the competition to ensure that the country lost slots were restored.
The media officer appreciated the players for their doggedness in the field of play in 2018 which takes the club through to the stage they are in the competition and urged them to put more efforts in 2019.
The club also wishes the people of the Enugu State and its numerous fans all over the country and world a happy return from the Yuletide celebration.
Okolie prayed that God of soccer who negotiated the way for them and the Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi to the stage they are to continue his good work.
NAN reports that Rangers edged out Union Sportive Medinat Bel Abbes (USMBA) of Algeria in the first round on 2-0 aggregate in Enugu after 0-0 score line in Algeria in the first leg.
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