The Enugu-based club has declared one of its players Tseeneke Daniel Vendega wanted as he is absent without permit (AWOL) the club has announced. Daniel who is one of the young talents from the club took two days’ permission to visit his sick mum and has not returned after two weeks. Flying Antelope in an official mail sent to NFF with LMC in copy alerted the governing body about the situation.
The mail sent has NFF with L.M.C copied and signed by the Administrative Secretary of the club, Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua, stating their concern on the outcome. The flying Antelope who are getting prepared for this season’s Aiteo Cup would not want to miss out on their seventh after falling out to make a continental spot in the just concluded season.
The content of the mail sent to the Nigeria Football Federation as disclosed by the club reads:
“Rangers hereby formally bring to your notice the sudden disappearance of her most treasured and brightest young player, Tseeneke Vendaga Daniel.”
“Concerned that the said player was granted three (3) days permission to visit his family, as he defied every advice to wait for the completion of the F. A/AITEO cup competition on the ground of what he called ‘Extreme Emergency’ to visit a sick relation. But, we are shocked that two weeks after the three days’ permission granted to the said player, he is nowhere to be found. The club, therefore, declares Daniel Tseeneke Vendaga, A.W.O.L.”
Enugu Rangers, who were rooting for a CAF Confederation spot in the first half of the season, after failing to win 6 from their last seven games. Coach Abdul Maikaba’s finished 5th place with 6 points adrift Remo Stars, who sealed the last continental spot in the just concluded 2021-22 NPFL season.