Month: February 2018

NPFL: Enugu Rangers make charity donations

The officials, coaches and players of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have made donations of foodstuffs and toiletries to two motherless babies’ homes within the Enugu metropolis.

Rangers FC’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, in a statement on Sunday in Enugu listed the homes as Guardian Angels Motherless Babies Home at Emene and Enugu Cheshire Home at Uwani.

He said the donations by the former Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) champions were made at about 6 p.m. on Saturday after the team’s evening training session.

“It is with great joy that we, as a team, make these little donations for the upkeep of the homes.

“We feel obliged to make this with the consent of the club’s General Manager, Davidson Owumi, who is unavoidably absent.

“We hope to make this (visit) more regular,’’ the club’s Technical Adviser, Olugbenga Ogunbote, was quoted as saying by Okolie.

The Rangers spokesman said Sister Martins-Agnes Ibewuike, matron of Guardian Angels Motherless Babies Home, spoke words of appreciation after receiving the gifts.

“We (the children and the Home in its entirety) pray the good Lord to continue to prosper you in your chosen endeavour.’’

Okolie also revealed that the matron of Enugu Cheshire Home, Beatrice Onaga, welcomed the team with joy and thanked the team for the gifts.

“Our prayer is for better performance from you people when you take on other opponents,’’ Okolie quoted Onaga as saying.

Culled from http://www.fcnaija.com/npfl-enugu-rangers-make-charity-donations- By Ike Onwubuya

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Ogunbote: Hard work and self-belief is the tonic at Rangers

Enugu Rangers manager Gbenga Ogunbote has revealed the secret to his side’s three-game unbeaten run in the wake of Sunday’s Premier League win over El Kanemi Warriors.Substitute, Kelvin Itoya’s late sublime strike was the difference in the match Day 8 NPFL encounter as Rangers ran away with all three points at to continue the club’ dominance over visiting El-Kanemi Warriors at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in the past five seasons.

Speaking to the media after the encounter, Ogunbote who led Enyimba to a CAF Confederations Cup spot last term said: “It was a tough match and we thank God for the victory. It was a hard-earned victory.

“We expected it because when you play against your former team, you want to do everything to prove points but all the same, it was a very good game. I was too sure that I was going to win the game even when it was still barren going into the last ten minutes of the game.

“Hard work and self-belief have been the tonic been preached to the players going into more matches but I must stress that this is a team still in the making.” Ogunbote told FCNaija.com in Enugu

Up next for the 2016 NPFL Champions is an away to current title holders Plateau United on Sunday, February 18 at the Jos International Stadium.