The ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C will today, stake its unbeaten run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on the line with a visit to Ilorin for a re-scheduled fixture with Kwara United.
Concise News reports that Rangers has been on a steady rise in the domestic league since its glorious exit from the continent chalking up valuable points at home and on the road that have seen the ‘Oriental Landlords’ move up the group A log to occupy the second position with four games on hand.
NFF/Aiteo coach of the year 2018, Olugbenga Ogunbote, will be counting on his reliable to wrestle the chestnut out of the fire in this encounter while also handing starts to some fresh blood.
There might be a possible return to action for attacking winger, Ifeanyi Egwim, who fractured his leg on the final match day in the 2016 season when the ‘Flying Antelopes’ emerged champions of the league while midfield general, Christian Madu may also have an opportunity in this encounter as they made the travelling squad to Ilorin.
Coach Ogunbote says ahead of the crunch encounter, “We are prepared for the match against Kwara United who I believe is a quality side but we shall approach the match with determination and the zeal to come out with a fine result. I understand that no two matches are the same and we have set our minds on continuing the fine form we have hit.”
Ifeanyi Egwim says on the fixture, “I am glad to be back after two years on the recovery table and hope to be at my best if given the nod to play a part at any point in the match.”
Rangers are currently on 2nd position on the log with 21 points from ten matches while Kwara United is on the 8th position with 18 points from thirteen matches.