Enugu - Rangers International FC on Sunday defeated Niger
Tornadoes FC 2-1 in a week three match of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL).
The match, which was played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in
Enugu, witnessed a good turnout of football fans in the Coal City and its
It was action-packed as the fans were thrilled with quality
play by both sides.
Rangers’ first goal came barely two minutes into the game,
through a header from striker Godwin Aguda, while the second goal came in the
20th minute through midfielder Osas Okoro.
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Niger Tornadoes, however, struggled all through the second
half to come back into the game, and they were rewarded in the 78th minute of
play through Lanre Femiyaro’s header.
Reacting to the match’s outcome, Niger Tornadoes’ coach
Abdullahi Biffo said his players started late into the game.
“We started showing them the stuff we are made of in the
second half and it was just unfortunate we could not equalise,’’ he said.
Rangers’ coach Imama Amapakabo said that it was a good game
and both sides put up their best.
“However, we were able to defeat the visitors through
getting into the game from the onset,’’ he said.
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