By Joe Apu
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Wednesday concluded the open trials that lasted two weeks with coaching crew ready kick-start practice/friendly matches.
According to Norbert Okolie, the Media/Communication Officer if the club, Coach Abdul Maikaba encouraged the players to always be at their best always just as he promised to get back to a few of them that greatly impressed during the open trials for a possible engagement by the club.
“Let me congratulate you all for your determination and professionalism during the period we stayed together. As you leave, we hope to get back to a few of you that we believe can fit into our plans for the coming season while I urge those that did not measure up to keep your heads high and keep working just as I believe that you are all good in your rights,” stated coach Maikaba.
With the end of the trials, the team has started preseason practice matches with two games already played which ended in massive wins for the ‘Flying Antelopes’.
In the first match on Friday, September 23, 2022, played inside Rangers Training Pitch, Independence Layout, state armature side, Disdevt F.C after taking the lead in the early part of the match but ended the game on a losing note as goals from Sunday Inemesit who got a brace, Michael Ibeh and Julius Ikechukwu ensured the game ended 4-1 for the top league side.
On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Rangers smashed four goals past Elite Space F.C, an Enugu-based amature side with goals scored by Samuel Pam, Elijah Ani, Reuben Bala, and Julius Ikechukwu while more games are in line for the coming week.