Rangers Unveils Fidelis Ilechukwu As New Coach Today
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By Amaechi Agbo
Seven-time Nigeria Premier League, NPL winners, Rangers International FC of Enugu will this morning unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu as their new head Coach, Best Choice Sports can report
Ilechukwu, former Heartland and Plateau United Coach will replace erstwhile coach, Abdul Maikaba whose two years contract with the club ended last month after an abysmal season
In a release on Tuesday, Rangers confirmed that “Former technical Adviser of Plateau United, Heartland and M.F.M F.C, Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu will be unveiled as the new manager saddled with the task of molding a winning squad for the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C by the club’s management on Wednesday, June 5, 2023.”
Administrative Secretary of the club, Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua made this revelation, Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in an exclusive chat stressing that all arrangements for a smooth unveiling that will take place at the club’s corporate head office in Enugu have been made.
“It gives me pleasure to inform all our teaming supporters that after a lengthy deliberation to secure the services of a quality coach to take over the technical activities in our club, we have successfully gotten the signature of coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and he would be unveiled in a brief ceremony at the head office of the club. His coming will help the club stabilize and challenge effectively for honors in the coming season,” stated Ugwuarua.
Club’s living legend, Christian Chukwu, who is the technical director of the side and highly influential in securing the services of the highly respected and widely traveled coach will be present at the event just as other stake holders of the club like the national chairman, Rangers Football Supporters Club, will also be around as well as members of the sporting press.
Ilechukwu’s unveiling will take place at the Rangers Corporate Office in Enugu by 11am this morning
Fidelis Ilechukwu’s was Plateau United Coach last season but refused to sign a new contract with the 2017 NPL Champions.
His arrival in Rangers is expected to herald a new beginning for 2016 champions O’Hare struggled in the league for he past five seasons.
Rangers narrowly escaped relegation in the just concluded abridged league season ending 8th in Group B with two points above the drop zone