Enugu - Hosts Rangers International FC of Enugu on Sunday
defeated Ikorodu United FC of Lagos 4-1 in a 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL) week 17 encounter to stay on top of the league table.
The first goal of the game played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe
Stadium in Enugu was an own goal.
It came through a blunder by the visiting team’s defender
Francis Nnedum in the 10th minute of play.
Apparently spurred on by their opponents' blunder, Rangers
took advantage and striker Tope Olusesan scored in the 16th and 20th minutes of
the game for a 3-0 lead.
The visitors reduced the tally in the 22nd minute through
Moses Ebiye, while Obinna Nwobodo restored Rangers’ three-goal lead in the 86th
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Reacting, Rangers’ coach Imama Amapakabo expressed happiness
at the decisive victory as well as the number of goals scored in the match.
“We are happy that the team showed class and played to the
game plan, while the result speaks volume of the team’s performance today.
“We are going to keep up the tempo and I assure our teeming
fans that we will remain at the top of the league,’’ Amapakabo said.
Ikorodu United’s Technical Adviser, Sam Okpodu, said Rangers
were lucky to have utilised their chances in the game.
“We had a hard luck today, as we did not convert our chances
even as the game was balanced from its statistics.
“The team will now have to go and re-strategise for our next
match and ensure that perceived lapses will be corrected,’’ Okpodu said.
Rangers are still topping the NPFL table, with 31 points
from 17 matches.For
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