The Technical Director of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, Christian Chukwu has rebuffed suggestions that the Nigerian champions were unlucky to have been paired with Algerian club, JS Saoura in the 2017 CAF Champions League draw held in Cairo Wednesday.
Chukwu said there are no weak teams in any championship. “If you want to be a champion, you must beat the best. You are not to fear your opponents but show them respect,” the legendary former Rangers player said, adding that “those who think the Algerians are comfortable facing Rangers should do a rethink.”
He said, “As people are panicking here over the draw, that is how the Algerians too are panicking because of Rangers. It is a 50-50 game, but I can assure you that Rangers are ready for them” Chukwu reasoned that any team that qualifies for a competition is a potential champion that is why no team should be underrated, not the least Rangers. He said that the team was in good shape and the morale in camp is high following the cash and land rewards given the players by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State. “The boys are in high spirit and the governor has motivated them to the highest level as even those who were thinking of leaving are thinking twice. They have promised the governor the Champions League trophy,” Chukwu said