Rangers International Football Club on Wednesday pipped visiting Kwara United FC of Ilorin 1-0 in a 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Group A Match Day 18 fixture in Enugu.
Felix Ogbuke came in after the interval to score the only goal of the match in the 80th minute through a free kick from the edge of the penalty box.
Speaking after the match, Enugu Rangers’ coach Olugbenga Ogunbote expressed joy that his team was back to winning ways.
”It was a hard-earned victory and it came at the right time, when we needed it most,” he said.
The coach noted that their opponents made things difficult for them as they came with difficult tactics.
”Enugu Rangers had to dig deep for the victory and thank God for our experience on the continent.
”We found it hard to put the game to rest in the first 45 minutes, in spite of the chances that came our way.
”I am excited that we were able to get the three points and extend the lead and it will please me if we get back to away wins,” Ogunbote said.
He said the team’s technical crew would do all its best to ensure the club qualified for the league’s Super Six tournament.
”Rangers are a big club and we want to go back to playing in the continental competition. We thank God Nigeria now have back its qualification slots,” the coach said.
Rangers FC are leading the NPFL Group A with 34 points after 18 matches, while nearest rivals Enyimba International FC have 28 points from 18 matches.
MFM FC which drew 1-1 with Wikki Tourists of Bauchi are also with 28 points from 18 matches.
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