Enugu Rangers’ players celebrating their 2-1 defeat of Ikorodu United. PHOTO: LMC.
Former players of Rangers International football Club, Enugu are planning to establish a hall of fame project for soccer icons at the cost of N500 million.
The complex will house sporting facilities, shopping mall, event centre, clinic, restaurant, guest house among others, according to former members of the club.
Disclosing this in Enugu yesterday, former Green Eagles goalkeeper, who is also Vice Chairman, Ex-Rangers International board of Trustee, Chief Emmanuel Okala, stated that the main objective of the project was to use the proceeds to cater for the welfare of the ex-players and their families.
Okala, who was flanked by Dominic Nwobodo, John Uwalaka and Christian Chukwu explained that the complex when completed, would provide records, monuments and documents to immortalize the football heroes as well as sustainable source of income to cater for the needs of the ex-players.
Also speaking, a US based philanthropist and General Patron of Ex-Rangers worldwide, Chief Benson Ike Ejindu, who announced a donation of N1million as seed money for the project, called on other well meaning Nigerians, Igbo business men and Rangers supporters to donate and key into the project.