Rangers declare goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim surplus to requirements

The CHAN Eagles' skipper has been told his contract won't be renewed with the Coal City side since he does not figure in the plans of their new coach John Obuh

Nigeria goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim has been released from his contract by club side Enugu Rangers who failed to include him in their programme for the year.

Agbim, who captained the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) has been declared surplus to requirements after his one year contract came to an end.

Agbim moved from Warri Wolves to the Flying Antelopes on loan last year after the Africa Cup of Nations.

Rangers have decided on four goalkeepers for their season and dropped the veteran from their squad having spent more time in national team camp than with his club. The preferred goalkeepers are Emmanuel Daniel, Itodo Akor, Uche Okafor and Jonah Usman.

"Agbim is no longer our player. His contract has ended with us and we don't want to renew it because the head coach has approved of only four goalkeepers for the league season and Agbim's name is not included,” Rangers media officer Foster Chime told SportingLife.

"He is aware of this development because it was duly communicated to him. He is a free agent and can decide where else he would like to go.”