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Nigerian champions Rangers International announce signing goalie Seidu Mutawakilu

Nigerian champions Rangers International have confirmed signing goalkeeper Seidu Mutawakilu for the second half of the season. 

The former Ghana youth international gloves man has now joined compatriot Nana Bonsu, who is first choice, at the club.

Mutawakilu left Hearts of Oak at the end of last season and was reported to be in the camp of the Enugu-based.

The club’s official Twitter account on Sunday confirmed he is one of seven players signed in the second window.

Source: http://ghanasoccernet.com/nigerian-champions-rangers-international-announce-signing-goalie-seidu-mutawakilu

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Enugu Rangers Sign Ex-Nigeria U-17 Star Ezeh

In a bid to resuscitate their ailing form in the Nigeria Professional Football League, reigning champions Enugu Rangers have signed five players to bolster their squad Completesportsnigeria.com can report.

The players are former Golden Eaglets forward Chiderah Ezeh, Osamudiamen Adun from Nigerian National League side Insurance of Benin, former Ghana U-20 and Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Siedu Muntawakilu, Ifeanyi George from Enyimba of Aba and Bassey Akpan.

Rangers who have five outstanding games to play in the NPFL will return to the shores of the country on Tuesday from Zambia where they were eliminated from the CAF Confederations Cup competition.

They lost 3-0 to Zesco United of Zambia who advanced to the group phase of the tournament on a 5-2 aggregate after the first leg in Enugu a week ago ended in a 2-2 draw.

Enugu Rangers will also not play their game against Gombe United scheduled for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Wednesday Completesportsnigeria.com gathered as well.  The game has been postponed. The Flying Antelopes ended a 32-year wait to be crowned Nigeria champions last season. They are currently bottom of the NPFL log with 13 points from 14 games.

Source: https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/enugu-rangers-sign-ex-nigeria-u-17-star-ezeh-four-others/

 

Egbuchulam Happy To Sign For Sweden’s Hacken With “Real Age”

Nigerian forward Chisom Egbuchulam is delighted to have signed with Swedish top flight club BK Hacken, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Egbuchulam on Tuesday signed a contract till December 2017 with Hacken initially on loan from Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers, few days after telling Completespprtsnigeria.com he was on the verge of a move to Sweden.

“New Challenge. Thank God for your grace##BK HACKEN,” Egbuchulam tweeted on Tuesday, with a photo of himself in a Hacken shirt.

He however added a cryptic message, alluding to his ‘real age’.

“Thanks to God for making it possible for me to sign my first European contract with my real age and Thanks to my Family,Friends and Fans…” Uchegbulam wrote.

The forward’s profile has him at 25 years of age, having been born on 22 February, 1992.

He was instrumental in Rangers’ first Nigeria Professional Football League title in 32 years last season, forming a ruthless front four with Bobby Clement, Godwin Aguda and Obinna Nwodo as the Antelopes flew to the historic title.

Egbuchulam was close to a move to Tunisia but that fell through before the Sweden opportunity came along.

A statement on the Hacken’s official website confirmed the move. It said:”BK Hacken have cleared Nigerian Chisom Egbuchulam. The winger, who turned 25 last week, joined on loan from Enugu Rangers with an option of three years.”

Egbuchulam also spoke to the club’s official website. He said: “I am very happy to be here.

“BK Hacken is a good club with good conditions and I have received a lot of love from everyone at the club since I arrived. The players have welcomed me to the family and I look forward to working hard with them.

“I am a fast player who can play on either wing or centrally in the attack, good with the ball and have a good shot. I’ve come here to win titles – I want to score goals and help my team.”

Source: http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/egbuchulam-happy-sign-swedens-hacken-real-age/

Egwim ready to make comeback from injury

Source: Daily Post

Enugu Rangers striker, Ifeanyi Egwim, is preparing to make his return to action, following a horrific leg break on the final day of last season’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) .

The 26-year-old has not played since he was stretchered off during the 4-0 home win over El-Kanemi Warriors on November 2, 2016.

Egwim has since undergone treatment at the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu and absolved El-Kanemi goalkeeper Kazeem Yekeen of any blame for the incident.

“There was no contact with the goalkeeper. What happened was that I twisted my leg and landed on my shin,” he told Naija Made, SuperSport TV’s magazine programme for the NPFL.

“I would say that something else would have happened but I will say this has to be a divine incident. In my life, I have never played before such a crowd in my professional career.

“I am really grateful to the governor of Enugu State for showing concern and taking care of my bills. My wife has been my strength as she has stood by me.

“I will definitely come back. I am strong now but not too strong to start training. I believe from next month (February) I will start training and by first or second week of March I will join the team in training.”

Egbuchulam keeps mum on failed Tunisia deal

Source: Naij.com

The Enugu Antelopes, Rangers International, are set to unleash NPFL Player of the season, Chisom Egbuchulam on Akwa United on Wednesday as both sides try each other for size in the NPFL week day 4 match.

This is sequel to Egbuchulam’s return from Tunisia, after a failed mission.

Egbuchulam during the week rejoined Rangers after he failed to secure a deal in Tunisia.

Egbuchulam was said to have returned to training with Rangers and could be unleashed on Akwa United on Wednesday.

Egbuchulam, who scored 16 goals last season as Rangers emerged champions, was first at Etoile du Sahel before he negotiated with another Tunisian team, Club Africain.

“I am back to my club. It is a long story, which I don’t wish to discuss,” he said.

“I am just hoping to be part of my team by playing matches and give my best as usual.”

Egbuchulam watched from the stands yesterday as Rangers recorded their first win of the season with a 1 – 0 win over El Kanemi Warriors in Enugu.

Rangers declare Chisom Egbuchulam “missing”

Source: http://dailypost.ng/2016/12/22/rangers-declare-chisom-egbuchulam-missing/

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.”

Omoniwari vows to repay Rangers’ confidence with goals

Omoniwari vows to repay Rangers’ confidence with goals
Source: http://m.goal.com/s/en-ng/news/4111/npfl/2016/12/17/30573842/omoniwari-vows-to-repay-rangers-confidence-with-goals?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Enugu Rangers’ striker, Fortune Omoniwari has assured the Flying Antelopes faithful that the confidence repose in him would be returned with goals when the league season kicks off in January.
Omoniwari crossed over to Enugu from Akwa United where he only spent half a season after some issues he confirmed would only remain private matters and that having succeeded in completing his switch to the Flying Antelopes he just wants to play only football and nothing else.
He said it was a tough decision for him to leave Akwa United and that he still has fond memories of his team mates and officials of the Promise Keepers but that he has seen bigger project with Enugu Rangers which include an opportunity to play in the Caf Champions League.
Omoniwari told Goal: “I can boldly state that I am now with Enugu Rangers. I am eager to prove myself to the coaches that I deserve to be here.
“I had sweet feelings with Akwa United but the journey ended after I thought I still have a lot to offer to them. That is life and I must now face my career with Rangers. It was a shame we lost the Super Four crown despite not losing a game.”