Family of Late Rangers Player To Earn N20m Insurance Benefit
With the relaxation of the inter-state movement restriction by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the management of former Nigeria premier league champions, Rangers International F.C, Enugu, have concluded plans to present the family of its late attacking sensation, Ifeanyi George, with a cheque for the insurance benefit due the player who died in a ghastly auto-crash on March 22, 2020 along Asaba-Benin express road.
G.M/CEO of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Prince Davidson Owumi, made this disclosure, Monday, after a brief management meeting stressing that July 21, 2020, has been picked as a convenient date for both the government of Enugu state, Late Ifeanyi George’ family and the insurance firm, Premier Brokers Limited for the presentation.
Prince Owumi said that the occasion would be an opportunity to showcase to the world that the management holds the players’ welfare in high esteem just as the government of H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi displayed its fatherly understanding in approving the proposal for the comprehensive insurance for players and officials of the club.
“We are sincerely happy that the much awaited time for late Ifeanyi George’ family to be presented with the insurance benefit due him for featuring for Rangers International F.C, Enugu. Surely, no amount of money would be able to bring back our prized attacker to life but it’s the management’ strong belief that the twenty million naira (N20,000,000.00) insurance benefit would go a long way in assuaging the loss for the family,” stated the astute football administrator.
Prince Owumi further said, “Like we have said earlier, when this management came on board, it drew up the proposal to have a comprehensive insurance policy for our players and officials to ensure they are well motivated to give their all in every situation and the governor of the state, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi wasted no time in approving and that is what we shall be celebrating in a few weeks time even though we would have loved to have Ifeanyi George stay with us much longer. Don’t forget that this is the first of its kind in the country.”
It would be recalled that the restriction on movements that has been in place in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the delay in making the cheque presentation to the late player’s family.
On March 22, late Ifeanyi George and two other players lost their lives in an auto accident on their way home after Rangers International released players due to outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.