Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has finally rewarded players, technical crew and management staff of Enugu Rangers for winning the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
This comes two month after the team were crowned champions of the Nigerian league.
At a grand reception held in honour of the victorious team on Monday December 19, at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu, Governor Ugwuanyi handed a cheque of N41.5 million to the Rangers team.
Aside the cash gifts, the governor also gave the players and their staff a plot of land each in a newly designed Rangers Estate in Enugu.
Speaking at the event, Governor Ugwuanyi said: “We commend Rangers for reviving the famous Rangers spirit and making the club great again.
“We dedicate this trophy to the almighty God.”
The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Mohammed, was present at the reception held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu.
He is an avid supporter of Rangers, having started his military career in Nsukka, from 1977 to 1983 as an Army Officer.
The Rangers team were later hosted to a dinner by Chief Benson Ejindu at the Dome centre new haven.
Recall that Rangers ended a 32-year drought for a title, after winning the Nigeria League title on October 2, following a 4-0 victory over visiting El-Kanemi Warriors.