Rangers International F.C’s teenage sensational left-back, Kenneth Igboke, has scooped the club’s Player-of-the-month award that comes with some financial attachments and recognition.
Technical Adviser of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Abdul Maikaba, Tuesday, April 11, 2023, made the announcement after a training session stressing that the young defender, who is one of the players promoted from its Feeder team at the start of the season, has been superlative in all the matches he has played.
In a very brief ceremony, coach Maikaba said of the award, “The award is to keep the team motivated as we hit the home stretch of the season and Kenneth Igboke was the overwhelming favorite amongst his teammates and coaches. It is my belief that this will spur him to do more in coming matches.”
Barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua, the club’s Administrative Secretary who has been doing much to motivate the players, individually and collectively, said at the event, “I believe that we can deliver the required goods in the remaining games of the season with this award system. Congratulations, Kenneth, as I urge you to keep the flag flying while I charge other players to up their game to get the recognition.”
Dr. Wen Udorji, the club’s head of medicals in his contribution, said, “Kenneth has never ceased to amaze the team since his promotion and it is an award well deserved. I urge him to keep up the good work.”
The award winner, Kenneth Igboke, overtaken by emotions at the recognition, said, “I thank all members of the team that saw my little contributions in the team to pick me for the award. This is just a call for more dedication and determination in coming matches until we achieve our collective target of being amongst the top finishers of the season. I am really humbled.”
Recall that Igboke has started and finished ten premiership matches since his first match in a match day 4 fixture in Kaduna against Niger Tornadoes for a cumulative of 900 minutes of premiership football, another 90 minutes in the 2023 Enugu state F.A/Aiteo cup final match without blemish.