The management, coaches and players of Nigeria’ Aiteo cup reigning champions and sole representative of the country in the 2018/2019 CAF/Total Confederation cup, Rangers International F.C has vowed to ensure that the team picks the ticket for the second round of the competition after the second leg, first round clash with visiting Algerian cup champions, USM Bel Abbes on Sunday, December 23, 2018.
In a release from the Head, Media/Publicity department of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Comrade Norbert Okolie, the players are at their peak to make the club victorious.
Comrade Okolie said, “The coaches and players are doing all they can to ensure that victory is achieved and get the ticket for the next round of the competition. Since the team’ return from Algeria, the coaches have been working on the team with the hope of producing a perfect team to fly the colors of the club on Sunday.”
The release further quoted the coach of the Enugu side as saying, “The game is still open but we have all it takes to emerge winners at the end of the day. By God’s grace and some luck, I believe that we shall overcome the USMBA challenge.”
Ghanaian shot stopper, Nana Bonsu, was also quoted, saying, “We pray for the team from Algeria to arrive safely in Enugu but we hope to pick the ticket for the second round of the competition. No doubt, our performance so far in the competition can only be traced to the grace of God, team work and great motivation from our supporters.”
General Manager of the seven-time league champions, Prince Davidson Owumi said of the upcoming encounter, “Victory is all we creave for and that is what we are prepared to get on Sunday. The first leg was very tough but we shall ensure that the return leg will be easier for us and the ticket shall be in the kitty. I call on our numerous fans to come out in their numbers to cheer us to victory on Sunday.”
As the date for the second leg, first round Total/CAF Confederation cup decider draws near, players of reigning Nigeria AITEO cup champions, Rangers International F.C, have vowed to emerge victorious in the encounter against visiting Algerian cup champions, USM Bel Abbes after the first leg ended goalless in Algeria.
Speaking after the team’ training session, Thursday, the players who spoke said that they were motivated to go for victory for the Grand-Patron of Ex-Rangers International Footballers Association, Chief Benson Ejindu, Enugu state government and their teaming supporters all over the world for their steadfast support to the team.
Ghanaian shot stopper, Nana Bonsu, said, “We are going for a sweet victory for all our supporters for all their prayers and support especially Chief Benson Ejindu who has been there for the team through thick and thin just as we won’t forget what our loving governor has been doing for the team since we emerged champions of the Aiteo cup. Victory is our desire and it shall come to pass by God’s grace.”
Also fielding questions, Tope Olusesi said, “We understand what is at stake in this match against USMBA and prepared to deliver the needed goods. Victory is what we aim at and it shall come to pass. We are propelled for this victory by the strong support and motivation from Chief Benson Ejindu who has showed us much love and support.”
It would be recalled that the USA based business mogul, Chief Benson Ejindu made a handsome donation of one million naira only (N1,000,000.00) to players of the club for emerging champions of the Aiteo cup 2018 while also been instrumental to the acquisition of Ivorian international, Pascal Seka to the ‘Flying Antelopes’ fold for the new season.
Rangers will trade tackles with USM Bel Abbes of Algerian on Sunday, December 23, 2018 inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, with aggregate winners progressing to the second round of the continental competition where one of the losers from CAF Champions league first round will be waiting.