Enugu Rangers' management on Monday after a crucial meeting with the coaches has handed a three match winning ultimatum to them in the Flying Antelopes' next three games or risk having their salaries slashed by half.
Goal exclusively gathered that the coal city side would have a clear the air meeting with the coaches based on the club's lacklustre lost to Akwa United in the Federation Cup Round of 16 and in the league in recent times.
Revealing the outcome of the meeting had with the coaches yesterday to Goal, the club's director of media and publicity, Foster Chime pointed out that the club was becoming disillusioned with the outing of the team and what impact it might have on the club's position in the league at the end of the season. Hence, the drastic decision taken to halt the rot in terms of results which have been favourable to them this season.
Chime however noted that as a morale booster, the players and coaches will receive their three match bonuses before their next game against Warri Wolves while technical crew will also collect the balance of their signing on fees for the season within a fortnight.
"The Rangers' management held a meeting with the coaches which stretched till late Monday. It was agreed upon that the team must win their next three games or at least amass 7 points out of possible 9 if they do not want their salaries to be slashed by half.
"The club is doing very well in terms of welfare but the results churned by the team has not actually reflected the huge investment on the team by the state government. We had no reason to lose against Akwa United.
"We must shape up ahead of the next set of matches and the club will not hesitate to take necessary and drastic step in the interest of the people of Enugu State," Chime's message read.
Rangers are 7th in the Globacom Premier League with 33 points from 22 league matches. They face high flyers, Warri Wolves next at the Warri City Stadium. The first leg ended goalless at Enugu.