Head coach of Rangers Imama Amapakabo Monday disclosed that his side would be fortified with more players as they aim to retain their title next season.

The Nigerian champions will be competing in three competitions next term, including the CAF Champions League for the first time in more than 32 years.

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And coach Amapakabo believes he needs to beef up the side if they are to seriously contend for honours in those competitions.

To fortify the team with some experienced players – Amapakabo

According to the tactician, the Flying Antelopes are focused on retaining the NPFL title and would recruit experienced players to achieve their aim.

He, however, did not disclose the number of additional players he wishes to add to their fold.

“For the 2016/2017 season at the national level, we will defend our hard-earned NPFL title and participate in the CAF Champions League.

“We need to fortify the team with some experienced players because competing in the continent is a higher task.

“Also, we needed to keep a good number of reserve players to meet up with the national encounters,’’ he said.

Amakapabo, who was a member of the 1985 Golden Eaglets World Cup winning team in China, urged the club’s management to improve the players’ welfare, to get the best from them.

“We will approach the CAF Champions League, NFPL, and Federation Cup with the same zeal, hard work and system we deployed to win the league title last season.

“We will strive to become the first team to win the CAF Champions League for Nigeria since Enyimba in 2004,’’ he said.