Umuahia - Abia Warriors FC continued their preparations for
the forthcoming Glo Premier League Campaign with a resounding 2-0 victory over
Rangers International in an inter-club friendly to avenge the 1-0 loss they suffered
in their first game in Enugu.
The encounter, which took place at the renovated Umuahia
Township Stadium saw captain Chima Uluocha give the home side the lead from the
penalty spot with the game barely 10 minutes old while new boy, Kwassi Judicael
doubled the advantage shortly after with a powerful missile from outside the
The Ochendo Babes, whose attack was marshaled by Peter
Onyekachi prodded the defense of the Flying Antelope several times but failed
to increase the tally until the referee blasted the final whistle.
Speaking to sports writers after the game, a member of the
Rangers International Technical crew, Kingsley Obiekwu said he was satisfied with
the way his boys reacted particularly after conceding the two early goals and
assured of a better performance in future matches.
On his part, Technical Adviser of Abia Warriors, Emeka
Ezeugo described the team as "a work in progress" insisting that
although they won the match, some more work will still be needed to enable the team
rub shoulders with the big boys in the Premier League.