In preparation for the start of the second stanza of the 2020/21 NPFL season, Rangers International F.C, Wednesday, inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe brushed aside the resistance of NNL side, Giant Brillars F.C 3-0 in a friendly encounter.
Ever reliable attacking sensation, Kelvin Itoya who came on as a substitute took only a minute of stepping onto the pitch to break the resistance of the coach Nduka Ugbade tutored side on 38 minutes as he connected well with the head, a Tope Olusesi’ inch perfect cross.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, Israel Abia increased the tally as he beat his marker to slot home an inviting cross from Osas Okoro while Ifeanyi Okoro reacted well on the stroke of full time to blast past the opponent’ goalkeeper an inviting cross from former Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Onyedika Ogbuke.
New attacking sensation, Elijah Ani, Kenechukwu Agu, Daniel Vandaga, Ugwuoke Ugochukwu and Israel Abia all came close to having their names on the score sheet but superlative goalkeeping from the NNL side’ shot stopper ensured only three goals was recorded in the match.
Captain of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Tope Olusesi said after the friendly encounter, “It was a good game against a great side that proved difficult to break down but thankfully, we stuck to our game plan and got the result we desired. We hope to continue our preparations for the second round and believe we shall achieve our set target at the end of the season.”
Recall that Rangers is expected to trade tackles with eastern neighbors, Enyimba International F.C in a match day 20 fixture in Aba as the season is expected to resume this weekend while the date for the match day 19 fixture is yet to be fixed by organizers of the league, L.M.C.