Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium ready to host Rangers int’l FC after two years 

Nigeria Professional Football League has  approved and certified the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium , Enugu , fit for use after  the completion of the renovation work at the stadium. As a result, the stadium  is ready to host the Rangers International  Football Club, Enugu.

This was made known by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Enugu State, Barr Lloyd Ekweremadu on Tuesday in Enugu.

 Pix: Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium

He said the stadium, abandoned for the past years, has now been reconstructed with all the modern facilities to qualify for use in line with global best practices.

Ekweremadu said that after two years and two months that the Rangers Football Club had been hosting other football clubs outside the state. He added that ,” the Flying Antelopes were back to their homeland and would be hosting the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Oyo State on Thursday, 28, December, 2023 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium.

“It has been two years and two months since our darling Rangers FC last played at the Cathedral (Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium). It is indeed a very Merry Christmas gift to us and to the people of Enugu State,” he said.

He appreciated the state Governor,  Dr Peter Mbah, for his support in ensuring that the lost glory of the stadium was restored within the timeline promised. The Commissioner said the completion was made possible because of the dedication of the administration to resuscitate sports by investing in the project. 

“I want to thank the Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, for pushing us and ensuring that we achieve this feat. I want to thank him for making everything that we needed available. I want to thank him for the encouragement and support. He promised, and he has delivered,” the commissioner said..

While appreciating the people, Rangers FC fans as well as all sports lovers for their patience throughout the period works were ongoing; Ekweremadu urgefv  enjoined them to continue to support the club which he described as “leading the pace” in the country’s football league.

He appealed to fans to come out in their numbers on Thursday to support the Flying Antelopes as they played against Shooting Stars SC. 


““I want to thank the people of Enugu State for your support and I urge you to continue to support Rangers FC. On this note, Rangers FC will be playing against Shooting Stars SC on the 28th of December; that is Thursday, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. So I invite all our people and everybody to come and support our own. 

“Come and see Rangers return to the Cathedral and playing on their hometown. It is going to be a great day and a beautiful occasion,” he said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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