Champions Rangers Begin Trophy Tour

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Nigeria premier league champions, Enugu Rangers

Nigeria premier league champions, Enugu Rangers will begin a trophy tour tomorrow around the city of Enugu, officials have said.
Rangers ended a 32-year wait for a major trophy when they topped the past Nigeria league season.
They will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League.
The new Nigeria champions are also expected to be feted by the Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi with speculations rife they will be rewarded with plots of land and cars.
The players are yet to go on break because of the trophy tour, which is also to cover all the local government areas of the state.
In another development, Akwa United have offloaded nine of their stars with most of them sent away due to gross misconduct, officials have said.
“Most of them were asked to go because of indiscipline,” reported a top official of the club.
The players are goalkeepers Victor Obiowo and Bassey Akpan, Namso Edo, Kufre Ebong, Alhassan Dosso, Ukeme Davies, Ini Akpan, Aniekan Ekpe and Afeez Awakan.
Home boy Namso Edo was at a time the team’s skipper and dead ball specialist, Nigeria U23 forward Kufre Ebong was one of the club’s highest earners, while Awakan will be remembered for scoring a wonder goal in last year’s Federation Cup final against Lobi Stars.
Akwa United finished a disappointing 14th on the Nigeria premier league table this past season.