Enugu Rangers sack defender Valentine Iwuorie

The Flying Antelopes have terminated the contract of the former Sunshine Stars' defender after the club alleged anti club activities

Enugu Rangers have announced the termination of the contract of defender Valentine Ekene Iwuorie because of alleged anti club activities.

The club has directed the former Sunshine Stars player to vacate the Flying Antelopes' camp and also to surrender all the club's properties in his possession with effect from August 27th, 2013.

Iwuorie joined the Coal City side from the Akure Gunners at the beginning of the season but a statement by the Rangers Director of Media and Publicity, Foster Chime opined that the stay of the player had been dodged by one controversy or the other.

According to Chime: "Management of Rangers International FC, Enugu has terminated the contract of its player, Ekene Valentine Iwuorie for what the club termed insubordination, unseriousness and violating camp rules by unlawfully keeping his girlfriend in his hotel room before Week 27 match against Dolphins in Port Harcourt.

"The same player signed from Sunshine this season was similarly suspended on the 9th May, 2013 for refusing to travel with the club for an international match but was pardoned on the 14th June after apologising. He has been asked to vacate the club's camp immediately and to surrender all the club properties in his possession with effect from 27th August, 2013," the message from Chime read to Goal.

Rangers said the need to use Iwuorie as an example to serve as deterrent to other players became necessary after their inconsistency in the league this season.

The Flying Antelopes are in eighth position with 42 points from 29 matches. Rangers host Wikki Tourists in a return of the controversial tie in the first leg which the Enugu side failed to honour and got penalised by three points and three goals.