Management of seven-time Nigeria league champions, Rangers International F.C under the headship of Prince Davidson Owumi, has sounded it loud and clear to all football stakeholders that the contract between it and its technical adviser, coach Salisu Yusuf, subsists.
Against the backdrop of reports making the round for the past two weeks that the coach has signed a deal with top league side, Kano Pillars F.C, the management after meeting with the gaffer at the corporate headquarters of the club, Thursday, came up with the stand.
G.M/CEO of Rangers International F.C said, after the meeting that had a representative of the commissioner for Youth and Sports, Enugu state, Hon. Manfred Nzekwe, national chairman, Rangers Supporter’s club, Dr. Orji Iloakasi, The Metropolitan Mayor, Hon. Emeka Onunze and some stakeholders of the club, “Coach Salisu Yusuf is a professional and a big one at that, hence due process needs to be taken in everything relating to the terms of the contract we have with him. We are saying that all the terms of the contract we have with coach Salisu Yusuf have to be fully respected.”
Coach Salisu had earlier during the meeting informed the meeting that pressure from his home state of Kano where the government and traditional institutions were on his neck to come and lead the ‘Sai Masu Gida’ side may not allow him to honor his contract with a side he loves with a great passion, Rangers International F.C.
Recall that Rangers’ old and new players are expected back in the coal city on September 17, 2021, to kick start pre-season activities for the fast approaching 2021/2022 football season.