By Adebayo Williams
Nigerian Professional Football League champions Enugu Rangers will have a victory parade on streets and major roads of the city on Saturday. The team, who claimed their first title in 32 years after a 4-0 beating of ElKanemi Warriros, have said they want to involve their fans in the celebrations.
“Rangers players and officials will hold victory parade and carnival round some major roads and streets within Enugu metropolis on Saturday starting from 7am,” said the Flying Antelope’s director of media and publicity, Foster Chime.
“The take off point will be the players’ temporary camp at Emene with a motorcade that will pass through Abakpa Nike, Trans Ekulu, GRA, Ogbete, Main Market, Coal Camp, Agbani Road, Eso Bus Stop, Zik’s Avenue, Con Oilby Edinburgh road through Obiagu Road.
“Other places to be touched are Onu Asata, Nza street, Independent Layout, New Heaven, Ogui Road and finally at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu later in the day.
“We want to celebrate with our fans who have remained patient all these years. They are the reason Rangers never lost hope even after over 30 years and after winning this title, we are dedicating it partly to them.”
The side, led by Imama Amapakabo, also qualified for next year’s CAF Champions League. after garnering 63 points from 36 games.