Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rangers players ‘suspend’ strike

By Tunde Eludini

Striking Enugu Rangers players have temporarily halted their action and are now expected to travel to Lafia on Tuesday ahead of their Match Day 16 Glo Premier League tie against Nasarawa United.

FCNaija.com scooped that the decision of the players to suspend their strike action was reached Tuesday morning after fresh assurances that owed monies will be paid before the next home game against Kaduna United.

It was gathered that the Special Adviser to the Enugu State Governor on Budgetary and Rangers matters Victor Atuonwu was on hand to give fresh assurances to the players who are said to be owed close to N400 million in salaries, signing-on fees and match bonuses.

The intervention by Atuonwu many believe should speed the release of funds from the government coffers as earlier promises have not been kept.

However while the Rangers players have agreed to play their midweek game against Nasarawa United; they have explicitly stated that they will not do same for the Kaduna United if their money are not paid as newly promised.  

The low morale of Rangers players is reflected on their position on the League standings where they occupy  15th position on the 20-club table.

Culled from www.fcnaija.com

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