Nigeria Professional Football League side Enugu Rangers are yet to receive a formal invitation to the proposed FIFA COVID-19 fundraising tournament.
This was made known by the general manager of the club Davidson Owumi in an interview with Nigerian tabloid Daily Trust.
According to Owumi said the club saw the news online and is yet to be formally informed.
“We have seen it on line but before we make any move on that, we must be officially communicated by the appropriate authority before anything is done.
“But it’s a great honour and opportunity to relate with other members of the football community,”
It will be recalled that FIFA had listed Enugu Rangers and Enyimba alongside 14 other African top clubs that will play in the fundraising tournament.
FIFA said such tournaments would also be held in other continents but did not put a time frame.
Esperance of Tunisia, Al Ahly of Egypt, Kaiser Chiefs of South Africa, TP Mazembe of Congo DR and Accra Hearts of Oak of Ghana are also listed for the tournament scheduled to hold on home and away format.
Zamalek of Egypt, Orlando Pirates of South Africa, Kampala City Club KCC of Uganda, Zesco United of Zambia, El Merreikh of Sudan, Gor Mahia of Kenya, AS Vita of Congo,, Raja Casablanca and Wydad both of Morocco complete the list.
FIFA also disclosed that the tournament would only take place ‘when it is safe for fans to return to the stadium.
Meanwhile, the Rangers General manager also said that plans were on going for the club to honor the late Ifeanyi George who tragically lost his life on March 22 in a car crash.
According to Owumi, the club despite doing the best to give the player a befitting burial, were looking forward to giving the fans a chance to pay a proper respect to the player during a match.
However, Owumi insists that it will be be done once it will be safe for fans to return to the stadium.