Enugu Rangers

Enugu Rangers
Full name Enugu Rangers International Football Club
Nickname(s) Flying Antelopes
Founded 1970
Ground Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium
Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria
Ground Capacity 30,000
Chairman Chief Festus Onu
Coach Imama Amapakabo
League Nigeria Premier League
2016 1st

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu popularly called Enugu Rangers is the only Nigerian division one football team that has never been relegated. They also provided the bulk of players to the then Green Eagles, like giant goalkeeper Emma Okala, skipper Christian Chukwu, Aloysius Atuegbu and Ifeanyi Onyedika. Other former stars include Michael Emenalo, now at Chelsea of England, Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, Onyekachi Apam, Edward Ofere and Joseph Enakarhire. They rounded up a seemingly wonderful season with a comprehensive 4:0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors of Bauchi and secured on the 2nd of October 2016 the NPFL trophy after 32 years of wait.


They are based in Enugu and play their home games at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium nicknamed "THE CATHEDRAL". 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.[1]


1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 2016
1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1983
1971, 1978, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2004, 2007

Performance in CAF competitions

The club have 7 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1971 to 1985 and 2 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2006 to 2013.

1971 – Quarter-finals
1975 Finalist
1976 – Semi-finals

1978 – Semi-finals
1982 – Semi-finals
1983 – First Round

1985 – Second Round
2006 – First Round
2013 – Second Round

2004 – Group Stage
2005 – Intermediate Round
2013 – Intermediate Round
1996 – Second Round
2003 – Semi-finals
1977 Champion
1984 – Quarter-finals

Current first team squad

As of 11 April, 2016

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
21 Nigeria GK Daniel Emmanuel
25 Ghana GK Nana Bonsu
30 Nigeria GK Itodo Akor
1 Togo GK Djehani N'Guissan
2 Nigeria DF Matthew Etim
3 Nigeria DF Bright Esieme
25 Togo DF Donou Koukou
18 Nigeria DF Okey Odita
22 Nigeria DF Orji Kalu Okagbue
5 Senegal DF Pape Sane Ousmane
15 Togo DF Camara Aziz
26 Nigeria DF Chidiebere Okolie
23 Nigeria DF Nnamdi Anyasodo
13 Nigeria MF Christian Madu
20 Nigeria MF Emeka Eze
27 Nigeria MF Chinedu Nnamani
No. Position Player
24 Nigeria MF Charles Agbo
19 Nigeria MF Aguda Godwin
32 Nigeria FW Chiamaka Madu
35 Nigeria MF Chibedu Udeagha
14 Nigeria MF Dada Bitrus
11 Nigeria MF Chisom Egbuchulam
4 Nigeria MF Amanfo Chimezie
33 Nigeria MF Temitope Olusesi
7 Nigeria MF Osas Okoro
17 Nigeria MF Jolly Osas
6 Nigeria MF Obinna Nwobodo
8 Nigeria MF Morris Enete
31 Nigeria MF Micheal Nwobodo
34 Nigeria FW Bobby Clement
10 Nigeria FW Ifeanyi Egwim
29 Togo FW Togoba Komlam



General Manager

Team Manager

Head Coach

Chief Coach


Assistant Coach I

Assistant Coach II

Trainer I

Trainer II

Trainer III

Trainer IV

GoalKeeper Trainer I

GoalKeeper Trainer II

Media Officer

Former head coaches


  1. http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/2009/12/rangers-in-financial-mess-antelopes-go-aborrowing/

External links

EnuguRangersFC Fan Club on Twitter

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