Friday, August 19, 2011

Rangers finally leave for Niger

Enugu Rangers have left Nigeria for Niger Republic ahead of their Wafu Cup semifinal first leg game against Akokana on Thursday.

After having their travelling plan delayed by 24 hours, the Rangers contingent took off to Abuja.

The team of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side will spend the night in the country's capital, Abuja on Thursday before boarding a 9am flight to Sokoto on Friday.

The Nigerian representatives in the Wafu Cup will travel from Sokoto to the capital of Niger Republic, Niamey in a three-hour road journey.

Rangers face their hosts, Akokana on Sunday but the away team are in the dark over the venue of the game.

Spokesman of the club, Foster Chime, told that it is until the Rangers team get to Abuja that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will communicate the venue to them.

"We will know the venue when we get to Abuja because an official of the NFF will join us in the trip to Sokoto. Also when we get to Niamey we will get a very clear picture of where the match will be played," Foster said.

It is believed that Sunday's game against Akokana might hold in Arlit, a border town in Niger Republic close to Algeria.

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