The Flying Antelopes players and officials have been paid by the state’s supremo for winning the Nigeria league title
Enugu Rangers players and officials have received the monetary reward pledged to them by the state government for winning the league title last season.
The Flying Antelopes lifted the league diadem after they defeated El Kanemi Warriors 4-0 on the final day of the season to end their 32 years wait for a title.
Enugu Rangers’ Director of Media and Publicity, Foster Chime and the skipper of the team, Okey Odita revealed that the cash reward was received almost immediately and that all the players and officials have got their monies by Friday.
“I want to confirm that the players and officials of Enugu Rangers have received the financial reward of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and we are delighted and grateful for his benevolence act,” Chime told Goal.
“We never expected it to be paid immediately but the governor surprised us and we pray that God will continue to empower him.”
Odita on his part disclosed that the good gesture of the Enugu Governor would only spur the Flying Antelopes to attain greater heights in the domestic league and in Africa next season.
“We are delighted with the largesse from governor Ugwuanyi and we are promising him that we are going to go extra length in the coming season. We are going to do our best to excel in all the competitions we are going to take part in,” Odita told Goal.