By Nicholas Obisike
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Wednesday defeated Dakkada FC of Uyo 3-0 in a Match Day 8 fixture in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Isreal Abia had put Rangers ahead just before half-time at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu, while Christian Nnaji made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute.
Nnaji completed his brace in the 89th minute to bring the scores to 3-0.
An elated Rangers coach, Salisu Yusuf, said the tactics his team applied helped them to win the match.
He noted that he made two quick changes before the interval for tactical reasons which gave his team the edge.
Speaking on the performance of goalkeeper Femi Thomas, Yusuf said he would continue in goal for Rangers as Nana Bonsu was still trying to get over his challenges.
”Bonsu lost a family member and he needs to get over his psychological challenges and, after that, he may come back into the match line-up.
Yusuf however hailed Nnaji who scored two goals in the match, saying he would keep growing with every match and gain confidence that is deserving of regular game time.
Speaking also, Nnaji said he was happy to have scored two goals in the match.
”Though that was what the coach wants me to do for the team and I am happy to have delivered.
”I hope we continue to win matches in the league with goals because continental ticket is our first target.
”From the look of things, Rangers may win the league if we keep fighting for every point the way we did today,” Nani said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rangers have now moved up to the fifth position in the league with 14 points, while Dakkada FC occupy the 12th position with 11 points. (NAN)