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Rangers International F.C Denied Points in Ibadan, Maintains Top Spot in NPFL 2023/2024

Boom RadioNG | June 13, 2024
Adams Mustapha of 3SC is challenged by Opara Austin of Rangers (1)

Rangers International F.C, also known as the ‘Flying Antelopes,’ maintained their position at the top of the NPFL 2023/2024 log despite a 1-0 loss against 3SC of Ibadan at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Christian Pyagbara secured the victory for the host team by heading home an Ayobami Abiodun corner-kick 13 minutes after being left unmarked. The game, witnessed by a capacity crowd in Ibadan, saw the home side dominate the early stages, resulting in the only goal of the match.

Chidiebere Nwobodo of Rangers is tackled by Alex Aghahowa and Bamidele Ayodeji of 3SC

Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu made strategic changes, resting six regular starters and providing opportunities to players like Ogba Ifeanyi, Auwalu Naziru, and Agu Kenechukwu. Despite the efforts of the Rangers, the home team’s defense remained resolute, with Austin Opara, David Chimezie, Philip Clement, and Ikenna Stephen thwarting their attacks.In the second half, the Rangers introduced Isaac Saviour, Kazeem Ogunleye, and Chiedozie Okorie, leading to an immediate impact.

However, a penalty shout for the Rangers was waved off by the referee, and a goal-scoring opportunity was cleared by the host’s defense.Following the match, Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu acknowledged the strong performance of the opposing team and emphasized the need to address weaknesses ahead of their next fixture.

Adams Mustapha of 3SC is challenged by Opara Austin of Rangers (1)

Adams Mustapha of 3SC is challenged by Opara Austin of Rangers (1)

Despite the loss, Rangers International F.C maintains its prime position in the league log with 64 points from 36 matches.The team’s next challenge will be against Bendel Insurance F.C. on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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