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Rangers International football club of Enugu popularly called Enugu Rangers is one of only two Nigerian division one football teams (along with Heartland F.C.) that has never been relegated.

 History

They are based in Enugu and play their home games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium. In 2008-09, they played some games in nearby Abakaliki and Nnewi as their stadium was renovated for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.Before the season started, Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime paid the backlog of sign-on fees dating to three years ago and all other debts owed the players. In November 2008, Rangers became the first Nigerian clubside to be a public company and sell ownership stock . However the deal fell through, and the club began the 2009 season in debt .

Greatest achievements

    Nigerian Premier League: 6

        1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984

    Nigerian FA Cup Winner: 5

        1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983

    Finalist: 7

        1971, 1978, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2004, 2007

    African Cup Winners' Cup Winners: 1

        1977

    Finalist in African Cup of Champions Clubs: 1

        1975

 Performance in CAF competitions

    CAF Champions League: 1 appearance

        2006 - First Round

    African Cup of Champions Clubs: 7 appearances

        1971: Quarter-Finals
        1975: Finalist
        1976: Semi-Finals

   

        1978: Semi-Finals
        1982: Semi-Finals
        1983: First Round

   

        1985: Second Round

    CAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances

        2004 - Group Stage
        2005 - Intermediate Round

    CAF Cup: 2 appearances

        1996 - Second Round
        2003 - Semi-Finals

    CAF Cup Winners' Cup: 2 appearances

        1977 - Champion
        1984 - Quarter-Finals

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No.         Position     Player
    Nigeria     GK     Godwin Ayalogu
    Nigeria     GK     Uche Okafor
    Nigeria     GK     Ebele Obi
    Nigeria     GK     Godwin Ayalogu
    Nigeria     GK     Anthony Chinedu Udeh
    Nigeria     DF     Uwadiegwu Ugwu
    Nigeria     DF     Austin Iyangbe (Captain)
    Nigeria     DF     James Okwosah
    Nigeria     DF     Francis Okammor
    Nigeria     DF     Henry Obiekwu
    Nigeria     DF     Musa Najare
    Nigeria     DF     Haliru Umar
    Nigeria     DF     Uche Oguchi
    Nigeria     MF     Ejike Uzoenyi
    Ghana     MF     Charles Asampong Taylor
    Nigeria     MF     Nduka Ozokwo
    Nigeria     MF     John Nnam
    Nigeria     MF     Emeka Eze
    Nigeria     MF     Nonso Elias
       
No.         Position     Player
    Nigeria     FW     Ekene Igwe
    Nigeria     FW     Fred Okwara
    Nigeria     FW     John Onwuajuese
    Nigeria     FW     Okeke Ugochukwu
    Nigeria     FW     Uche Nwofor
    Nigeria     FW     Uche Oguchukwu
    Nigeria         Akeem Yakubu
    Nigeria         Ugonna Uzochukwu
    Nigeria         Cyril Oriaku
    Nigeria         Brendan Ogbu
    Nigeria         Ibrahim Dauda
    Nigeria         Chigozie Egwu
    Nigeria         Daniel Chukwu
    Nigeria         Uzochukwu Anorue
    Nigeria         Onyema Ambrose
    Nigeria         Kola Abegunde
    Nigeria         Stephen Adah
    Nigeria         John Aguda

 Staff

Chairman

    Onyishi Samuel Maduka

Vice President

    Sullivan Chime

Media Officer

    Foster Chime

Head Coach

    Alphonsus Dike

 Notable players


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    Nigeria Festus Agu
    Nigeria Derick Amadi
    Nigeria Onyekachi Apam
    Nigeria Eloka Asokuh
    Nigeria Aloysius Atuegbu
    Togo Akimsola Boussari
    Nigeria Christian Chukwu

   

    Nigeria Michael Emenalo
    Nigeria Joseph Enakarhire
    Nigeria Anthony Nwaigwe
    Nigeria Emeka Ezeugo
    Nigeria Ekene Igwe
    Nigeria Sam Ledor
    Nigeria Alex Nkume
    Nigeria Kingsley Obiekwu

   

    Nigeria Okey Odita
    Nigeria Edward Ofere
    Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
    Nigeria Charles Okonkwo
    Nigeria Sam Okoye
    Nigeria Daniel Olerum
    Nigeria Romanus Orjinta

   

    Nigeria Igho Otegheri
    Nigeria Nduka Ozokwo
    Nigeria Okechukwu Uchebo
    Nigeria Bob Usim
    Nigeria John Utaka
    Nigeria Albert Yobo
    Nigeria Kenneth Zeigbo

 Former Head Coaches

    Nigeria Daniel Anyiam (1970-?)
    Roberto Diaz (?)
    Serbia Kosta Papić (?)
    Nigeria Okey Emordi (2008-?)
    Nigeria Christian Chukwu (2008-Aug 09)
    Nigeria Alphonsus Dike (Sept 2009-)

Tagged : World Cup, Enugu Rangers, Rangers International football club, Nigerian division one football teams, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

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