Rangers International of Enugu chief coach, Mbwas Mangut says the Flying Antelopes hope to keep the moment going in their bid for a top three finish.
The Coal City outfit claimed a come-from-behind win over visiting Bayelsa United with a 2-1 win as the second round of 2022/2023 NPFL Abridge season, Group B matches began at the weekend.
Playing at their adopted, Awka City Stadium, coach Abdul Maikaba made only two changes to the starting team that narrowly lost to reigning league champions, Rivers United, mid-week in a rescheduled fixture as Chidera Ezeh and Chidiebere Nwobodo made the cut ahead of Innocent Gabriel and Hadi Mohammed but it was the visitors that quickly settled into their game plan in the match day 10 encounter.
Mangut said after the game it was a hard fought win.
‘It was a difficult match with due respect to the opponents after the first encounter in Yenagoa ended in a draw.
‘We created a lot of scoring chances but failed to convert until they got the lead but we came back stronger in the second half and got our deserved result with the penalty calls from the referee as our opponent continued committing fouls in and around the box.
‘We shall keep the momentum going into our next match and hope that we get our target as we chase a top-three finish.’
Rangers will next take on Abia Warriors F.C in an ‘Oriental Derby’, mid-week, March 29, 2023, in Umuahia in a match day 11 fixture.