Struggling Enugu Rangers have snapped up NPFL leading scorer Israel Abia in a desperate bid to move up the league table.
Abia has scored seven goals for Sunshine Stars before his arrival at Rangers.
“I am very happy to be here in Rangers to contribute my quota towards seeing that we end the season on a high,” declared big striker Abia, who incidentally began his career in Enugu.
Rangers also signed Kano Pillars defender Ifeanyi Nweke, who also started out in Enugu.
“We are glad to have Israel and Nweke here with us,” said Rangers general manager Davidson Owumi.
“Personal terms have been agreed upon while we have also settled with their former clubs.
“I am sure that their coming with that of four others will to a very large extent enhance our push for a top finish this season.”
Both players could make their debut against Abia Warriors in an ‘Oriental Derby’ slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu, this weekend.