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Enugu Rangers’ Godwin Aguda rejects N6 million-a-year pay from Rivers United

Enugu Rangers midfielder Godwin Aguda has sensationally turned down an incredible six million Naira–a-year salary at Rivers United.

Aguda, the only remaining member of the dreaded Rangers’ quartet of Clement, Aguda, Nwobodo, Egbuchulam with the sobriquet of CANE, had held talks with Rivers United official and was offered a N6m annual salary.

Bobby Clement, Obinna Nwobodo and Egbuchulam have moved to Europe after helping Rangers win the 2015 NPFL title, their first silverware haul in 32 years.

The amount, it was further scooped, excluded other add-ons, meaning the dimunitive midfielder would receive at least N500, 000 as monthly salary.

“He (Aguda) showed interest in the offer, but he later backed out, preferring to remain at Rangers”, one of the player’s teammates said.

“Rivers United were even expecting him to join them at their Rojenny Stadium, Oba, training camp before the start of the South East/South South Preseason Tournament.

This was corroborated by an official of ‘The Pride of Rivers’ who confirmed the player and club discussed a transfer.

“Yes, there was such move to bring him to our club and we felt he would accept our offer”, the official said.

“But we won’t force any player, the career is his and as well the decision to move or not lies with him.

“Truth is, he is a good midfielder we believe could fit well into our philosophy, but we have to respect his decision”.

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Source: https://www.today.ng/sport/football/40189/enugu-rangers-godwin-aguda-rejects-year-pay-rivers-united

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Rangers Midfielder Aguda: Late Emeteole Influenced My Career

Source: https://www.completesportsnigeria.com/rangers-midfielder-aguda-late-emeteole-influenced-career-gods-light/

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

More tributes are still pouring in for the late coach Kelechi Emeteole who gave up the fight against throat cancer on Wednesday. This time, his former player, Enugu Rangers midfielder Godwin Aguda, whose career at the Flying Antelopes was made possible by  ‘Caterpillar’, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Aguda has expressed sadness on the death of the one-time Heartland, El Kanemi and Enyimba coach who died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“I couldn’t hold back the tears when I heard about his death. He influenced me a lot on and off the field and it is not easy to forget that kind of man.

“Emeteole signed me two years ago, in April 2015 and I was close to him. We will miss him,” Aguda added in an emotion-laden voice.

On Wednesday, the midfielder wrote a heart-felt tribute to Emeteole on his Facebook.

“The man dat God also used to give light in my career. I will 4ever remember you Kelechi Emetole A.K.A Nigeria Caterpillar.

“May ur soul rest in peace IJN Amen ????????.”
 

Enugu Rangers Crash Out Of CAF Champions League

Nigeria’s remaining representative at the 2017 CAF Champions League, Rangers International of Enugu have crashed out of the competition.

The Nigeria Professional Football League champions defeated Egypt’s Zamalek 2-1 with goals from Tope Oluseni and Godwin Aguda at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

However, it was not enough to see Rangers through as they bowed out of the continent’s biggest club competition 5-3 on goals aggregate.

Both Rangers and Rivers United have slipped to the CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.