The management of Rangers International FC has concluded plans to retain only 22 players that featured for the team in the 2018/2019 season.
General manager of the Flying Antelopes, Prince Davidson Owumi, made this revelation on Monday as preparations are on to welcome back the players from the two weeks break sanctioned by the club.
The former NPL and Warri Wolves boss confirmed that the players whose services were needed for the coming season have been contacted and are expected back in the coal city next week.
Owumi said: “Yes, we have started preparations for the coming season as we have made contacts with the players needed to help us achieve our target, both on the continent and domestic scene.
“Only 22 of the players who featured for us in the ending season will be privileged to wear the club’s jersey in the coming season.
“Most of them have been reached and negotiations concluded.
“Those reached will be known as soon as they return from the break.
“I can also confirm that we have had successful discussions with some players we hope will add some strength to the team, as our targets on the continent and domestic scene remain intact.”
Rangers ended the 2018/2019 abridged NPFL season on third position at the end of the season’s championship playoff, while its forays on the 2019 Total CAF Confederations cup ended in the group stage.