“My Love For Them Is Evergreen”; Orji Uzor Kalu Hails Rangers Team Over League Triumph
Posted On 08/10/2016
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu took a lap of honour in his country home following Enugu Rangers league triumph describing it as one of his happiest moments. Kalu hailed the Flying Antelopes for restoring the team’s lost glory and giving their Legion of admirers something to hold on to after so many years of missed opportunities.
He said: “My love for Rangers is evergreen. They meant everything to many of us in the mid 1970s. A team that was unbeaten for almost two years. They won the hearts of so many Nigerians, not just the Igbo. I am so happy today, I am enjoying one of my best moments right now. Perhaps many do not know that legendary Shooting Stars sponsor, Chief Lekan Salami, was also a lover of the Flying Antelopes. Sportswriter, Tunde Osuntolu (Esbee), promised to donate his December 1975 salary if they won that year’s Champions League.”
The former Abia State governor who led Enyimba to CAF Champions League glory in 2003 and 2004 respectively advised Rangers officials to start preparing for the 2017 Champions League immediately in order to assume their rightful position as one of Africa’s most supported teams.