21 February 2017
Despite last weekend’s exit of Wikki Tourists from the CAF Confederations Cup, the management of the Bauchi Based club has passed a vote of confidence on the Mohammed Babaganaru led technical team.
Wikki on Sunday secured a 1 – 0 win over RSLAF FC of Sierra Leone but lost 2 – 1 on aggregate to exit the Confederations Cup at the preliminary round.
Arising from an emergency meeting of the management and the technical crew about the development on Monday, Chairman of the club Alhaji Isa Musa Matori said the management considered the ouster as destined by God, adding that the technical crew, management and the Government of Bauchi State have done all they could to ensure victory but did not succeed.
Matori enjoined teeming supporters to keep faith with the club and advised the technical crew not to be distracted but rather pay more attention on the league.
The chairman expressed gratitude to the state Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Esq, for his support, commitment and encouragement to the club despite all odds.
Wikki hosts Shooting stars in a rescheduled NPFL match on Wednesday.
It was all smiles in Enugu as the Management of Rangers International splashed cash reward on the players and technical team following their advancement to the first round of the CAF Champions League where they will face Zamalek of Egypt.
Rangers were held to a goalless draw on Sunday by JS Soura to secure first round qualification on 1 – 1 aggregate, advantaged by away goal rule.
Officials announced that instead of a proposed $190 per player as travel allowance to Algeria, each player will now be paid $730, while officials and coaches will be paid $1,000 each. The players will also each receive 50,000 Naira as match bonus for the Champions League tie.
The Flying Antelopes will travel to Lagos on Friday for a rescheduled NPFL game against MFM FC of Lagos in the first Friday Night Football of the season.