Rangers International of Enugu coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has showered praises on his players for getting a 2-1 win away win against Bantu FC of Lesotho in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Ogunbote was equally happy that The Flying Antelopes held gtheir own agianst a side he said played well and were determined to get something out of the game.
Rangers got goals from Bright Silas and Godwin Aguda on Sunday, to snatch a stimulating 2-1 win away.
The away win takes Rangers a step closer to the second-tier continental competition’s group stage, as they now only need a draw from the revrse fixture in Enugu to qualify.
The return leg will be played in Enugu on January 20 with the overall winners advancing to the league stage of the competition, which now appears within reach for the Nigerian Cup winners.
The Coal City side looked on the way when Silas opened scoring early in the game to register his fourth goal of the competition, before Aguda hit home a second after the restart.
Bantu, who dropped out of the second round of the CAF Champions League, got a consolation goal, but Rangers held on for a famous win, much to Ogunbote’s relief.
Ogunbote stated further that, despite losing at home, Bantu FC showed that they are a good team, which deserved to be in the Confederation Cup play-off, which means Rangers must not relax in the reverse fixture.
Although Ogunbote admitted his defenders had a loss in concentration towards the final whistle, which allowed their hosts pull a goal back, he promised to work on all lapses noticed in yesterday’s game, in order to also win the second leg this weekend in The Coal City.