Enugu Rangers have announced they will appeal against their expulsion
from the Confederation Cup after CAF threw out their petition.
Rangers said they will table their case before the Court of
Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
“We’re going to appeal this decision at CAS,” disclosed Enugu FA
Chairman, Chidi Ofo Okenwa.
“This is miscarriage of justice. There is no way we are going to rest
until we are justifiably heard.”
"Rangers will fight till we get justice. We are being victimised and
CAS remains our only hope for justice," added Rangers’ General
Manager, Paul Chibuzor Ozor.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Rangers appeal was
not admitted on technical grounds.
CAF disqualified the Nigerian club from the second-tier Confederation
Cup on the basis that they fielded an ineligible player, goalkeeper
Daniel Emmanuel, in their final qualifier against CS Sfaxien of
As a result of this ruling, Sfaxien replaced the Nigerian club in the
mini-league stage of the Confederation Cup.
They have since played their first game in the series against fellow
Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel.
Mali's Stade Malien and Saint George of Ethiopia are in the same group
stage of the club competition.