Enugu Rangers coach Okey Emordi has begged for the release of new signings Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim for Sunday’s Champions League clash against Angola’s Recreativo do Libolo.
Rangers are yet to reach an agreement with Warri Wolves over the clearance of both players even after the club went on to register them for the continental showpiece. The pair has been training with the Enugu club ever since returning from the 2013 AFCON and would be influential to Rangers in their champions league participation.
“It is a very disturbing scenario we find ourselves at the moment. It has come to the point where I have to make this passionate appeal to our fellow clubs to release their players that we have registered for the continental competition,” Emordi said.
“We really need the understanding of these clubs in this regard. This is a competition we are representing the country and they have to see it as a Nigerian project.”
Emordi expects a tough test from the Angolan club, Recreativo in the Sunday 21, CAF Champions League home clash.
“I expect a very tough game from the Angolans but I am very sure that we shall overcome them. By God’s grace, we shall find our range that day so as to make the return leg a mere formality. I just pray that we get the clearance of some of the players we are still to get,” the tactician said.
In the preliminary round of this year’s competition, Rangers walked over Sao- Tome and Principe’s side Sporting Club and defeated Vital’O of Burundi 2- 0 (aggregate) in the previous round of the competition.