Players and officials of Enugu Rangers will depart Nigeria for Ndola, Zambia for their CAF Confederation Cup play-offs second leg against Zesco United on Friday after they finally received their travelling allowances for the fixture.
Rangers were in for a continental disaster when the players refused to board the airplane (Ethiopian Airlines) reserved for them to Ndola on Thursday as the Christian Chukwu-led board failed to pay what the players called ‘ESTA codes’ which is believed to about $730.
The payment according to a club source was not made on time because the traveling expenses were sent to the Enugu State government late. But the Commissioner for Sports in the State intervened ontime to resolve the crisis.
Meanwhile, Enugu Rangers have written a letter to the Confederation of African Football CAF through the Nigerian Football Federation for the game to be postponed to Sunday as the crisis-rocked teamwho will be without suspended coach Imama Amapakabo, will now leave for Ndola on Friday.
Written by Chineze Christabel Ogugua