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COVID-19: Rangers players get two weeks extra break

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BY SAB OSUJI

Enugu Rangers have extended the break granted their players following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic by two weeks, Orient Sports reports.

General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the seven time Nigeria Champions, Prince Davidson Owumi, said extended break became necessary in view of the fact that the COVID-19 Pandemic that led to the suspension of the 2019/2020 NPFL has not shown any sign of coming to an end.

The former NPL boss and ex Warri Wolves F.C chairman, said that with no information from the ruling football house in the country, NFF, and the continued spread of the Corona virus disease (COVID-19) around the country, there was no reason for the players to return back to camp but advised that they (Players) should continue with their individual training regimen as given by their coach, Salisu Yusuf.

“After a careful study of the health situation that the country is facing which led to the suspension of football activities in the country in the first place, management (of Rangers) have decided to extend the break by two more weeks”, Owumi, who is called ‘Okada Air’ said.

“However, if there is an improvement in the situation of things and the health and football authorities announces the resumption of all football activities before the end of this extension, the players would be notified.

“We are in constant talks with our players and have continued to encourage them to keep to the training schedules given to them by the coach.

“I believe that we shall soon overcome the pandemic and get back to the pitch to achieve our expected results this season, by God’ special grace”.

The Coal City Flying Antelopes had two weeks ago, granted ten days break to the players after NFF suspended all football activities in the country due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

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