League begins with borrowed money
By Tony Ubani, Enugu
…As Rangers pip Enyimba 1-0
Rangers International of Enugu kicked off their League campaign on a winning note, beating Oriental rivals, Enyimba of Aba 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu as the league officially kicked off on borrowed money.
Dada Idris 29th minutes goal separated the two sides till regulation time. Chairman of League Management Company, Nduka Irabor described the League opening and the turn-out of spectators as impressive. He was particularly excited that logistics could not hold back the League.
”I’m happy that we are on the ground. It’s not been easy. We had to borrow money to ensure we start the League”, Irabor said, adding, “We won’t look back if it means continuing borrowing to run the League”.
“This is the beginning of sterling performances by Rangers. Our Governor is a sports-loving Governor who is committed to seeing Rangers excel”, Chuks Ugwuoke, Enugu State Information Commissioner, said.
Rangers coach, Monday Odigie expressed joy on the team starting on a winning note adding that they would do well this season. The scorer of the goal, Idris, attributed it to team work. “We work as a team”, he said as Enugu celebrated their first victory in the League.