The announcement was made known in a statement released by Enugu Rangers and seen by DiegwuSports on Thursday.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting which was chaired by General Manager Davidson Owumi.
Speaking to DiegwuSports after the meeting Owumi stressed that the action was in honor of the great services rendered to the club by late Ifeanyi George.
“After a lengthy deliberation by management, we came to a conclusion to rest the jersey number worn by our late attacker, Ifeanyi George, for the whole of next season as a mark of respect and honor for his services to the club,
“This gesture was to further cement the good relationship we had with late Ifeanyi George while defending the colors of Rangers on the field of play just as plans were in top gear to make the insurance benefit cheque presentation to the family left behind by the player a grand event since it was the first of its kind in the country.
“All thanks to the sports-loving governor of the state, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his approval of the insurance policy for registered players and officials.” Owumi told DiegwuSports
He also won two caps for the Super Eagles before his demise and won the NPFL once with Enyimba.
His last goal for Rangers in a CAF Confederations cup against the Egyptian side, Al-Masry which ended 1-1 draw.