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Rangers coach pleased with 3-1 victory over Plateau United

25 February 2016, 11:01

Enugu - Rangers Int’l FC, Enugu, on Wednesday defeated Plateau United FC of Jos 3-1 in one of the week two matches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The match, played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, saw John Kim put the visitors ahead in the 8th minute through a deflected free kick.

However, Rangers restored parity in the 54th minute when Togaba Komlan headed home a powerful cross from his teammate to level score 1-1.

Amanfo Chimezie increased the tally ten minutes later with a powerful shot before Chisom Egbuchulam netted the third goal for the Flying Antelopes in the 70th minute with a well calculated header.

Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo, commended his players for the vital win.

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He said the tactical changes and the pattern of play he adopted in the second half of the match contributed to the defeat of Plateau United.

“We thank God for the day and I commend my players for sticking to the tactical plan of the technical crew.

“We will re-enforce the departments that are not meeting up with our desired pace.

“However, it is a great match and it had made our teeming fans to smile again’’, Amapakabo said.

Coach of Plateau United, Zakari Baraje, said his players lost the match due to momentary loss of concentration in the second half of the game.

He said the team lost the encounter which they controlled in the first half.


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