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Rangers protest CAF disqualification

31 July 2013, 12:33

Lagos - Enugu Rangers plans to take the club’s disqualification from this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

CAF disqualified the Nigerian club from the competition on the basis it fielded an ineligible player, goalkeeper Daniel Emmanuel, in their final disqualifier against Clube Sportif  Sfaxien of Tunisia.

Rangers chairman, Chidi Okenwa, said the club was takings its case to the international sports court after CAS Appeals Committee threw out its appeal to be reinstated.

“We are going to appeal our elimination by CAF at CAS. This (elimination) is injustice. There is no way we are going to rest until we are justifiably heard.

"I describe the elimination as a comic tragedy by CAF hence our resolve to seek redress from CAS,” said Okenwa.

He said contrary to reports, Rangers had received funds to help them prepare for the next stages of the competition, which he said was testament they deserved to progress.

“There is no truth in information flying around that CAF have paid out what was due us to the Tunisian side.

"We were actually credited with the sum of $75 000 after our qualification to feature in the group stage of the Confederation Cup. This goes to show that we still have chances of participating in the competition.

"We are very hopeful that our case to CAS will prove us right and we get to participate in the competition,” the Rangers chairman said.

The club is adamant Emmanuel was eligible to play in the matches that saw the side qualify 1-0 on aggregate.

- CAJ News


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