Former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu said shortly after Rangers International of Enugu beat El Kanemi 4 nil to lift the NPFL on Sunday 2nd Pct 2016:
“My love for Rangers is evergreen. They meant everything to many of us in the mid 1970s. A team that was unbeaten for almost two years. They won the hearts of so many Nigerians, not just the Igbo.
“I am so happy today, I am enjoying one of my best moments right now.
“Perhaps many do not know that legendary Shooting Stars sponsor, Chief Lekan Salami, was also a
lover of the Flying Antelopes. Sportswriter, Tunde Osuntolu (Esbee), promised to donate his December 1975 salary if they won that year’s Champions League.”