Josiah Maduabuchi (above) has made a u-turn by returning to six-time Nigerian champions, Enyimba after training with Enugu Rangers.
supersport.com can report that the deal to have Maduabuchi sign for Rangers fell through after several weeks of talks with last season's runners-up.
The Flying Antelopes could not meet the valuation of the Enyimba captain which included the transfer fee and personal terms.
"There is no deal between Josiah Maduabuchi and Rangers. It has to do with money issues as Rangers couldn't meet the demand of the player. So he's back at Enyimba, but Rangers are still keen on having him," said an official of the Coal City club.
Maduabuchi resumed training on Monday in Aba with his teammates ahead of the 2012/2013 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) season, supersport.com was informed.
"He trained with us yesterday (on Monday) as the team resumed for the coming season," said an official of Enyimba.
Maduabuchi scored four goals last term while Enyimba finished fourth on the final standings.