Rangers react to walk-over claims by Wikki Tourists

The Flying Antelopes say they duly informed the League authorities about their inability to honour their game in Bauchi after they returned to the country on Tuesday
Enugu Rangers have reacted angrily to claims by Wikki Tourists that they have been walked over on Friday evening after they failed to honour the Week 10 game at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.

The Tourists  claimed to have walked over the Flying Antelopes and thereby earned the three points on offer after their opponents failed to show up.

But Rangers media officer, Foster Chime told Goal that there is no way they can be walked over since they duly informed the League authorities that they will not be able to make the trip to Bauchi since they returned to the country on Tuesday from Angola and got back to base Wednesday.

"We really don't understand the news we are hearing that we have been walked over in our week 10 game against Wikki Tourists," Chime said.

"Last week Thursday, we travelled to Angola through Addis Ababa and after the game on Saturday which we lost, we returned to Nigeria Tuesday afternoon.

"By the time we came back on Tuesday, there was no flight back to Enugu. We slept in Lagos and returned to base with the first flight.

"We have another game on Sunday against Bayelsa United before we start preparation for our Confederation Cup game against CS Sfaxien next week Sunday.

"And the League authorities want us to travel the next day to Bauchi to play a game on Friday. When we arrived Lagos, we made contact with the League authorities and explained to them why they should help us and shift the game.

"We also wrote to them that they should postpone the game. We were waiting for them to reply us and the next thing we heard was that we have been walked over.

"Rangers as a responsible, responsive  and creditable football club will never shirk from its official responsibilities  of prosecuting scheduled matches.

"The League body should look into our request and shift the game to a later date," Chime concluded.