Former AFCON Super Eagles winner joins Rangers

Former Super Eagles winger Ejike Uzoenyi is set for a sensational return to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) seven years after leaving the domestic scene.

According to an official statement released on Monday by Rangers International FC, a deal has been successfully negotiated with the small left winger, who they are banking on to bring his rich experience to the Flying Antelopes in the coming season.

In a related development, the Rangers leadership successfully negotiated a deal with the former winger and member of the 2013 AFCON winning team in South Africa and the Nigerian Super Eagles team at the World Cup. 2014 FIFA Brazilian Ejike Uzoenyi to bring his experience to help the team reach their goal for the coming season, ”Rangers media and communications manager Nobert Okolie said on Monday.

This development means that CHAN 2014 MVP Uzoenyi will return to the Coal City-based club he last played for in the 2013/2014 season.

Uzoenyi, for the past seven years, has visited South Africa, Bosnia and Herzegovina and during the 2020/2021 season, starring for Montenegro team OFK Titograd from Podgorica.

The small left winger, who can also be used from the right, has more than fifteen senior international caps for the country, including a 2014 World Cup appearance in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Rangers management has confirmed that they have also made plans to unveil other acquired players ahead of the fast approaching 2021/2022 football season.

Players who have joined the team include; David Chimezie of Warri Wolves; Olawole Stephen from Dakkada; Emeka Obiora of the El-Kanemi Warriors; Gateway FC’s Ikechukwu Julius, Samuel Pam joining the Latvian squad; Philip Ogwuche of Jigawa Golden Stars; Moses Effiong of Plateau United and Akintunde Oloyode of MFM.

These new players will join the nineteen retained by the technical team, in their report to management, which include; Seidu Mutawakilu, Nana Bonsu, Tope Olusesi, Ifeanyi Nweke, Charles Tiesso, Christian Madu, Uche John, Ebuka Anthony, Ernest Governor, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke, Shedrack Asiagbu, Eso Achibong, Daniel Vendaga, Kenechukwu Agu, Christian Nnaji, Chijidobah Anibo, Chinonso Eziekwe and Tony Eliagwu while the duo of Chisom Chiaha and Chinedu Nwangwu who were loaned out last season will also be available to coaches for a possible return.

It is understood the Rangers are still on the hunt for a few more signings as they hope to build an elite squad to improve on their seventh place finish last season.

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