Photo: Benson Ejindu (5th from right) with some Rangers legends in Houston, USA.
As five time FA Cup champions, Rangers International F.C push for a sixth trophy in this year’s final inside the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba, a U.S based philanthropist and Grand Patron of the club, Chief Benson Ezeomeogo Ejindu has promised a huge cash reward to the team should they lift the trophy.
Ejindu who made this promise through his very close confidant and former manager of defunct Nitel Vasco Dagama F.C of Enugu, Diewait Ikpechukwu, said that he was very glad that the ‘Flying Antelopes’ are in their first F.A Cup final in over a decade.
“I have never doubted the strength, belief and unity that exists in the club. I am really glad with their achievement thus far and urge them to go a step further and win the trophy for us all as we have waited long enough to drink with the cup again. I shall surprise them with a great package bigger than what was witnessed two years ago when they won the league diadem,” stated the U.S based business mogul.
Ejindu further said: “I have been following their progress since the national championship commenced and strongly believe that Kano Pillars can’t stop the Coal City boys who are representing a great race, culture and religion. As soon as the game ends with the trophy heading to Enugu, they will hear from me and my friends who are wishing them luck in the game.”
It would be recalled that the Anambra state born philanthropist hosted the Enugu side to a grand dinner in 2016 after the Flying Antelopes broke a 32-year old trophy jinx after lifting the NPFL league shield.
He also parted with more than two million naira gift for the players, even as he pushed for the building of a Rangers Hall of Fame.