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Rangers, IfeanyiUba Set Enugu Stadium On Fire

Rangers player (r) tries to outwit a Kwara United player during a league match
Posted: Apr 9, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former champions, Rangers, will attempt to make its home advantage count as it aims to regain the leadership of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table on Sunday with leaders, FC IfeanyiUba, calling.

The former league leaders, Rangers, lost the chance to consolidate after it was forced to a 1-1 score-line in Lagos by host, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), in one of the week 10 fixtures on Wednesday.

The draw left the Flying Antelopes with 18 points from 10 matches, while the hitherto third placed IfeanyiUba leapt-frog to the top of the table after dismissing visiting Plateau United 2-1 in Nnewi. With the result, the team amassed 19 points from 10 matches to go top.

However, the resolve of the Nnewi side to hold onto the top of the table will be hugely put to test in Enugu on Sunday, as Rangers has demonstrated invincibility in its home ground this season.

The match will be particularly interesting because it involves the two sides whose ambitions this season have been matched with eye-pooping performances.

Speaking ahead of the encounter, Coach of IfeanyiUba, Mitko Dobrev, said his wards will be cautious in their approach of the game, hinting that with a good side like Rangers, it will always be difficult, but not impossible.

“We are going to be careful against Rangers because we know what they can do if you allow them to operate,” he said.

Meanwhile, his opposite number, Imama Amapakabo, has insisted that early goal will be the key to wrapping up the game against IfeanyiUba.

“Our match against Ifeanyi Ubah is going to be tough; thank God we have been doing well at home.

“This is the kind of match which champions are known to win and we need to prove our superiority over them by scoring early.”