Coach John Obuh who recently took over Rangers International of Enugu, has revealed that there will be no Christmas break for the entire team, as he goes about knocking The Flying Antelopes into top shape ahead of next season in the Glo Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
Obuh was quoted as saying that the Coal City club’s players would remain in closed camp throughout the December period, hence his confirmation that they will not be part of the yuletide celebration with their families and loved ones.
The former U-20 coach, though, affirmed that the Rangers management will supply the players with all they need to make their prolonged stay in camp worthwhile.
Obuh, who has also handled Kwara United of Ilorin, Niger Tornadoes of Minna and Sharks of Port Harcourt, explained that the idea is to ensure Rangers’ players do not lose focus for the season and as well monitor their movement and fitness ahead of the season kick-off in February.
He further mentioned that only 30 quality players would be moving into camp while 11 will be dropped by Friday to close their screening for the season, after which he will step up his team-building strategies.
“There is no enough time to prepare the boys for the new League season. We want them to remain together in camp because we need every energy and concentration to achieve our aim for the new season.
“I did not take this decision alone, the management is also involved and they have assure us a quality camping. They are going to make sure they players don’t lack or have reason to complain while in camp.
“They have been celebrating Christmas for many years now besides we don’t want any distraction from their families as well”, Obuh said.