Aiteo Cup: Gov. Ugwuanyi Mobilises Support for Pillars Against Rangers

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has called on fans of Enugu Rangers and indeed the Igbo nation, to offer special prayers for the club’s victory at the final of this year’s NFF/AITEO Cup, where the Flying Antelopes will take on Kano Pillars on Wednesday in Asaba, Delta State.

Ugwuanyi noted that Enugu Rangers is not just ‘an iconic football club,’ but also a national brand and one of the oldest clubs in Nigeria that has remained in the competition.

He said the club has equally continued to receive the admiration of its staunch supporters across the country, stressing, ‘Rangers FC belongs to all of us.’

Ugwuanyi pointed out that the club’s victory on Wednesday – in addition to their first title in 32 years won three years ago – will be another milestone achievement.

He therefore, charged the club’s management, technical crew and players to tackle the game with all sense of commitment and dedication so that they will win the trophy, which has eluded the team in the past two decades.

He said: “As you go out there, remember what Enugu Rangers represents and do us proud. Enugu State is in the hands of God.”

Meanwhile, Kano Pillars have already hit Benin where they’ll be training ahead of the blockbuster final.

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