In an official statement signed by Rangers Media Director, Foster Chime, the club made it clear that Etoile have illegally poached Egbuchulam, as they are yet to reach any agreement.
“Rangers FC did not give any official permission to Chisom Egbuchulam to travel to Tunisia or approval to leave his primary area of assignment,” read the statement.
“Rangers FC officially received letter of interest on Chisom Egbuchulam which was replied and communicated to Etoile Sportive du Sahel accordingly.
“The club maintains that Chisom Egbuchulam can only be transferred for a fee of five hundred thousand dollars and still remains bonafide Rangers player till January, 2018.
“Rangers board also warns other interested clubs including Etoile Sportive du Sahel to steer clear of their player, Chisom Egbuchulam, but should open appropriate official. communications channels with Rangers Fc if interested in the player rather than circumventing the extant and stipulated NFF, CAF and FIFA rules to poach our player.
“Rangers Intl FC Enugu have already officially communicated NFF, CAF and FIFA on the stealing/poaching of their player Chisom Egbuchulam by Etoile Sportive du Sahel of Tunisia, and warned that the club is ready to invoke all means at its disposal to protect their player from this unwanton act.”