Players of current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Enugu Rangers have been told that they would suffer the consequence of their home defeat against Abia Warriors.
The Flying Antelopes were beaten 2-1 on Sunday, January, 15, 2017 by their neighbors Abia Warriors as the club began their title defense on a disappointing note.
Fortune Omoniwari opened scoring for the hosts in the 10th minutes, but the visitors leveled up through Emeka Issac 30th minutes later before Godwin Zaki netted the winner for the Warriors in the 72nd minutes.
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A player of the club who would not want his name on print revealed to NAIJ.com on Monday, January 16, 2017 that the club's management have vowed to punish the players and also the technical crew for the defeat.
''We want to tender an apology to our fans and also to the management who are not currently happy with how we lost our first game of the season at home.
''I can not tell you the type of punishment they want to give us because I am not part of the management, but a strong member of the club has vowed that we will be punished unless we get back the three points in our next away game,'' the player explained to NAIJ.com
Enugu Rangers will have a trip to Lafia where they will face Nasarawa United in their second game of the season on Wednesday, January, 18, 2017.