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Rangers Abandon Training Over Unpaid Salaries

Posted: Jul 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Steve Oma-Ofozor, Lagos


Players of Enugu Rangers International on Monday, July 27, 2015, abandoned training on account of the non-payment of their five months’ salary and allowances by the state government.

According to reports from the Rangers camp, the players showed up for the day’s training amid protests, as they resolved to stop further training until their salaries and entitlements are paid.

Reacting to the development, Rangers’ media officer, Foster Chime, in a phone interview on Monday from Enugu, told Daily Independent that the Enugu State Commissioner for Sport, Charles Ndukwe, has waded into the matter.

“The players this morning refused to train.  They are demanding for the payment of their salaries of five months from the state government,” Chime said.

He added that the commissioner’s intervention in the matter has raised hopes that the players would get some relief in the next few days.

“The good thing is that management is talking to them to exercise some patience, because the Commissioner for Sport, Charles Ndukwe, has waded into the matter. He promised to ensure the problem is resolved,” Chime said.

Also, the club’s technical adviser, Christian Chukwu, MON, who was in Abuja at the time of filing this report promised that everything possible would be done to placate the players, as the team has bigger tasks ahead.

“We will ensure the players are taken care of, because there are crucial games for them to tackle. So, this should not be the time for issues like this.

“The players have been giving their best to the club in spite of all odds and I think they have been very patriotic in their duty,” he said.