Rangers International of Enugu, Nigeria has plead for the release of its players in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Eagles camp for their forthcoming matches in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The spokesman for the club Foster Chime, said in a statement on Friday in Enugu, South East Nigeria on Friday that the four Rangers’ players currently in the CHAN Eagles camp were vital to the club renaming six matches especially it match with Wikki Tourists schedule for August 6 in Bauchi.
He said the club needed their services, especially now that they were fighting to beat the relegation which would be the first in its 47 years history.
“Rangers recognise that national assignment comes first before the club, but it is clear that as things are, the club may face more problems with four of our first team players currently in CHAN camp.
“Eight of our first eleven are all nursing various degrees of injuries, which they sustained during our last two league matches.
“And according to medical advice, some of them may be ruled out of the season.
“It is therefore, necessary to reason with us why the players will have to honour our remaining six matches of the season,’’ the statement said.
He listed the injured players as Nana Bonsu, Etim Mathew, Chidiebere Okolie, Papic Ousmane, Adun Osamudian, Nnamdi Anyasodo.
Others are Ifeanyi Egwim, Bobby Clement, while Daniel Etor and Christian Madu are on Absent Without Leave (AWOL). Obinna Nwobodo has gone abroad for proverbial greener pasture.