Rangers target win over Rivers Utd as birthday gift to top official

RANGERS International players have promised the club’s Administrative Secretary, Mr Ferdinand Ugwuarua, an outright win over Rivers United on Wednesday as a birthday gift to him.

This is contained in a statement from the club media officer, Norbert Okolie, in Enugu on Monday before the team departed for Port Harcourt.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rangers International will on Wednesday confront Rivers United in a rescheduled Day 8 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) match.

Okolie quoted captain of the club, John Uche, saying to Ugwuarua,, on behalf of the players, “I wish you a wonderful birthday celebration with a bountiful blessing from God.

“We promise to present you with a grand birthday present after our game in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

“Like we did last year in Uyo, it shall happen in Port-Harcourt and it shall be a double celebration after the match,”Uche said.

Uche said this in reaction to an address by the young football administrator whose birthday was on Monday.

Earlier, while addressing the team, Ugwuarua charged the players to go all out and get the needed result that would send a message to other contenders in the league.

“A massage that Rangers FC is back to challenge for its proper position on the log and I challenge you to go to Port-Harcourt and show the real stuff that you are made of.

“Rivers United are the champions, but we have what it takes to reclaim our position in the country football league.

“It will be a perfect birthday present for me just as you did at my last celebration in Uyo,” Ugwuarua said.

NAN reports that Rangers are seventh on the abridged NPFL group B table with nine points while Rivers United are second with 15 points after eight matches. (NAN)