Rangers hold on to Uzoenyi

The Flying Antelopes have disclosed that the 2014 CHAN MVP won't be allowed to join the Eagles in Brazil unless officially informed by the Nigeria Football Federation
Nigeria Premier League outfit Enugu Rangers have stated that they will only allow Ejike Uzoenyi to leave for the World Cup once they get a notice from the Nigeria Football Federation.

Uzoenyi, who was the Most Valuable Player at the 2014 African Nations Championship held in South Africa, was called up as a replacement for injured Elderson Echiejile in the Eagles squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Rangers Director of Media and Publicity, Foster Chime told Goal that the Flying Antelopes have not been officially notified by the NFF or Fifa about the development and will only allow their prized player go when they get a letter to that effect.

Uzoenyi trained with other Rangers players on Tuesday ahead of their rearranged Premier League clash with El Kanemi Warriors.

"Uzoenyi trained with us this morning(Tuesday) but we are still to get words from the NFF or Fifa officially notifying us that he has been told to come," Chime told Goal.

"We are happy for him but things must be done the proper way. We are very optimistic that he will get the letter very soon."

Chime also hinted that it is very unlikely that Uzoenyi leaves for Brazil on Tuesday with arrangements for his trip yet to be concluded.