Nigeria Professional Football League side, Rangers International FC of Enugu, have acquired new buses as an answer to part of FIFA and W.H.O requirements on social and physical distancing for football teams in the fight against the global pandemic.
The Davidson Owumi-led management of the Flying Antelopes did acquisitions, preparatory to the FIFA Post Covid-19 Intercontinental Tournament and other competitions in the coming season.
The vehicles include a 52-seater Mercedes-Benz 'Mascarello' luxurious bus and 6-seater Toyota Sienna XLE bus for officials to add to the 28-seater Toyota Coaster bus already being used by the club.
While unveiling the new acquisitions on Monday, Owumi said, "We are proud of our new acquisitions and hope that it would be a great motivation for both players and coaches as we prepare for the FIFA Post Covid-19 Football Tournament and other competitions lined up for us in the coming seasons. All thanks to our dear governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is always there for all our requests."
The club has also commenced decontamination of players' camp, training camp, players bus, gym and physiotherapy equipment as they await the return of their players and officials in adherence to NCDC health protocols for resumption of sporting activities.
The Coal City outfit are fourth in the standings with 37 points and a game in hand, 12 points less than leaders Plateau United. Rivers United are second with 45 points and Lobi Stars third with 43 points from 25 matches￼.