Nigeria’ Rangers International F.C will this weekend be trading tackles with Egyptian top side, Al-Masry F.C complete with two Nigerian exports, in the last game of Group A, Total/CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 fixture slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu.
Though a dead rubber game, as the result will not affect the chances of the Egyptians progressing further in the competition, the coach Salisu Yusuf led side will be looking to turn the tide and pay back the visitors in their own coin after their first meeting ended 4-2 in favor of the Port Said side.
With Ibrahim Olawoyin, Ifeanyi George and Kenechukwu Agu finding their ranges, the ‘Flying Antelopes’ look set to annex all three points at stake even while expecting a tough challenge from the visitors that have a former Rangers midfield maestro, Emeka Eze and Warri Wolves attacker, Austin Amutu in their ranks.
After earning a well-deserved win over run-away group winners, Pyramids of Egypt few days back in Cairo, with two drawn games and two losses, Rangers is condemned to win and coach Yusuf has assured the teaming fans of the club of a win.
“I know that we have a tough customer coming our way in the last group game of the continentals but we have what it takes to come out with a win. The players understand what is at stake and are determined to make our supporters proud at the end of the match,” said the vastly travelled tactician.
He further said, “Yes, even though the win will not push us above the Egyptians, we need to win for ourselves, supporters, management, financiers and above all to earn marks when CAF takes record of club’s performances ahead of next season’ competitions. Though, we did not start the group stage well but we hope to end well on Sunday and take that form into the NPFL.”
Recall that Al-Masry S.C of Egypt have qualified for the quarter-final of this season’ CAF Confederation cup having amassed nine points from five matches played while Rangers International F.C are on five points from the same number of matches.
CAF has fixed the match day 6, group A encounter for Sunday, February 2, 2020 inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu with kickoff slated for 8.00pm.