Abu Azeez eyes success with Rangers

Rangers new signing Abu Azeez has revealed that putting pen to paper for the seven-time champions was a dream come true.

Abu spoke after the 2016 league champions unveiled him and 17 other players who will be joining the 23 retained from last season.

Rangers announced that 14 of the new signings will have places in the first team while four others will be reserved as youth players that can be called upon when the need arises

Abu, who last season joined Shooting Stars from Enyimba International said joining Rangers won’t be putting any pressure on him to perform as he has always dreamt of one day donning the colours of the Flying Antelopes.

“I am not under any pressure because this happens to be one team I have always dreamt of playing and the general manager (Davidson Owumi) happens to be someone I have worked with before and the technical adviser (Gbenga Ogunbote) also is one that I have always wanted to work with. I am therefore not under any pressure as all I need to do is intensify my training and work hard as much as possible to deliver because Rangers is a good team that can accommodate somebody like me. So, I am not tensed at all,” he told npfl.ng.

Abu revealed that while he has a personal target the most important target is for the team to win the league this season and qualify for a place in the continent.

“I have a personal target but that I will keep to my chest as all I just want is for the team to get the trophy at the end of the season and get a continental ticket, that’s the most important,” the former Warri Wolves striker said.

“I’m extremely impressed by the squad and this reminds me of my days in Warri Wolves where we had all top calibre of players in the team and we had more than one player for each position. I think with the calibre of players and the technical crew we should be able to get the work done,” Abu.

The former Warri Wolves player insists that he is not intimidated by the record already set by Rangers having won the league in 2015/2016 season making them seven-time champions.

“I am not intimidated or under any kind of pressure but I think it should serve as a motivation to me as a player,” he said.


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