Coach Abdul Maikaba said Rangers will continue to build momentum in the NPFL after another narrow win over Doma United.
The Flying Antelopes needed a Chidera Ezeh’ well-taken spot kick on 38 minutes scoop all three points at stake in a match day 7, NPFL 2022/2023 abridge league, Group B encounter against at Awka City Stadium.
Chukwudi Nwaodu released enterprising Austin Onyemaechi whose dashing run toward goal was hacked down inside the box by Saifullahi Yusuf and the referee wasted no time in pointing to the spot and right-back, Chidera Ezeh expertly sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to send the fans into celebrations.
After the game, Maikaba who has been under pressure in recent weeks, sais he’s encouraged by the performance.
“It was a good game that would have seen more goals from my boys but for some good goalkeeping from the opponents,
“I congratulate my team for this win as we try to overcome our difficult start. I am encouraged by this performance and believe that very soon, we shall start picking points on the road.”
With the victory, Rangers now have eight points and will next play Bayelsa United in a match day 9 fixture at the Samson Siasia stadium, Yenagoa on Sunday, February 19, 2023, as the midweek match day 8 fixture against Rivers United has been postponed.
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