Rangers International Sign Nweke, Ohawume From Abia Warriors, Rivers United

Rangers International has successfully gotten the services of midfield maestro and former captain of neighbors, Abia Warriors of Umuahia, Kalu Nweke, and erstwhile Rivers United attacking sensation, Malachi Ohawume as the team continues to fortify for the start of the 2023/2024 NPL season.

Both players put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

The deal will last till the 2024/2025 season subject to renewal.

The Administrative Secretary of the club, Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua noted that, Fidelis Ilechukwu the technical adviser of Rangers made the request for the dual

Ugwuarua described the acquisition of the two players as a sign of good things to come in the up coming season.

“We have successfully gotten the signatures of the duo of midfielder, Kalu Nweke from Abia Warriors, and center-forward, Malachi Ohawume from Rivers United”.

“Both players signed the dotted lines for us, to play for Rangers in the next two seasons. It is management’s belief that they are coming with a wealth of experience to help us challenge for a top finish in the 2023/2024 football season,” statedthe administrator.

Also speaking, the Technical Adviser of Rangers, Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu described the arrival of the two players as great news for the club.

“With the coming of Nweke and Ohawume to join forces with other quality legs already on the ground, I am sure, we are steadily getting the right mix for a successful season.” he said.

On Thursday, the NPL board held a stakeholders meeting where it deliberated on whether to maintain the abridged format of the season as employed last season.

The format was popularly kicked against by not only managers but as well players, who felt the abridged format was too difficult to maintain or did not provide the true winners of the league

Unanimously, it agreed that, the 2023/24 Nigerian Premier League season is to kick-off on August 26, and as full league format.

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