The Football Club Owners Association Of Nigeria (Club Owners) have sent a congratulatory message to the Management, players, officials, supporters and fans of Rangers international Football club Enugu as well as the government and the good people of Enugu state on their historic emergence as champions of the Nigeria apex league in Nigeria after a record 32 years.
A 4-0 victory Over Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri last Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium ‘Cathedral’ in Enugu saw the coal city Antelopes emerge as winners of the NPFL giant league trophy and 40 million naira title award.
Club Owners in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman Barr. Isaac Danladi and the Executive Secretary Alloy Chukwuemeka on behalf of the Association felicitate with Rangers international FC and urged them to keep the winning spirit high even as they represent the country in next year’s CAF champions league.
Club Owners further extended it’s good will messages to the other clubs that secured continental slots namely Rivers United FC and Wikki Tourists FC respectively, congratulated those clubs that retained their status in the top flight, just as it urged those that got relegated to take it in good faith in the spirit of sportsmanship and work harder for a quick return to the elite division come next season.
The Association also commended the Mallam Shehu Dikko led League Management company for organizing a successful league season that was highly competitive and could only produce a champions on the last day of the season.
It described the season as one of the best so far in terms of good organization, new set of records in statistics as well as high spectatorship and urged the LMC and Clubs to improve on other areas of needs in the coming season.
Club Owners commended the Ministry of youths and sports, the NFF, LMC, SWAN, the players, officials, supporters, Fans, Referees, match commissioners, Assessors, security Agencies, sponsors and partners, coaches, players union, and other relevant football stakeholders for ensuring that the season was concluded successfully.
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