Rangers Int’l FC of Enugu made history on October 2, 2016, when it broke a long-age jinx to win the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
Against all odds, the Flying Antelopes showed class under Coach Imama Amakpakabo to become the toast of football fans in the country.
The fans support base for the club knew no bounds as it grew astronomically to ensure the dream of winning the league diadem was achieved., and, that can not be forgotten in a hurry.
The entire media space in Enugu state was agog with advertorials as the spirit of “Never Say Die” took over the airwaves with no hindrance.
At the time, however, some media personalities attached to top radio outfits in the state got threatened, attacked and abused because of the stance they took in support of Rangers.
Many shared their blood, sweat and worked hard to making sure that the club triumphed through its journey in the midst of a nationwide gang up.
But, after Rangers finally won the title, the media in Enugu which played a major role in the successes achieved was dumped castigated by the club officials who were in the know of how developments played out.
Meanwhile, as discussions continue to resonate on how Rangers caught the eyes of the footballing world with its captivating display, the local media remains neglected as the club “rains” accolade on their preferred and chosen personalities who helped in their purpose, years gone by.
The club’s Team Manager, Amobi Ezeaku, did not hide his expressions posted on his Facebook page on October 2, 2021.
His neglects directed at the media in Enugu state was so obvious as he celebrated the day the club made history by winning the league title.
“The post read: On the Second day of October, Two Thousand and Sixteen, we (Rangers International FC, Enugu) won the coveted Nigeria Professional Football League Trophy. We broke a jinx of over thirty two years. It’s two years already after that great moment”.
“Today, I just wish to thank specially all the players, technical crew, board and management, State Government, the entire supporters of the Club for being part of this history”.
“I’m thankful. I will never ever ever ever forget. I will tell my two kids how it feels to be a champion. This moment changed everything”, wrote Ezeaku.
Despite the disregard for journalists in Enugu state, who got no mention but disregard in his post, the local media will continue to give its support to Rangers Int’l FC in all ramifications.