NPFL: Rangers FC hopes for successful second stanza

The Media Officer, Rangers International FC of Enugu, Foster Chime, has applauded the club’s performance toward the end of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) first stanza.

Chime said that the players did excellently well in their last five matches of the first stanza of the league.

The club in their last five matches of the stanza won three matches at home, lost one away and drew one also away in Gombe, recording 10 points out of 15 points.

Chime said that the club had been successful in the league after their African Football Confederation (CAF) Confederation Cup competition exit in the hands of Zesco United of Zambia.

“We have five outstanding matches after we were ousted from the continental competition and out of that five, we won three, lost one and draw our last match to end the first stanza on a good note.

“Out of those five matches, three were at home and we defeated Kano Pillars 3-1, overpowered Wikki Tourists of Bauchi 3-2 and defeated Plateau United 1-0.

“In our away matches, we lost 2-0 to Sunshine Stars of Akure and secured a 3-3 draw against Gombe United in Gombe on a rescheduled Match Day 19 of the league.

“As you can see, out of the six away points, we picked one and secured the nine points at home to make it 10 points out of 15,’’ he said.

The spokesman, however, boasted that the club would end the season in a respectable position.

He promised that the club would go back to the drawing board to correct the errors discovered before so that such do not recur in the second stanza.

 “We nearly ran away with a victory in Gombe but failed to defend our 1-0 lead in the second half of the match,’’ he said.

He noted that the club had registered some good players that would help it return where it used to belong in the league.

Chime added that the club would leave no stone unturned in the second stanza, to give their best to achieve a continental berth.

“It is necessary we get back to the continent because we have an unfinished business there, so, the earlier we do it the better for the club and our numerous supporters,’’ Chime said.




Aisha JM