CAF: Rangers FC Fall "yakata" In Enugu
By Iheme Kelechi 6 days ago
File Photo: (Rangers players)
Once upon a time pride of the East, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday lost 3-1 to Pyramid Football Club of Egypt in the ongoing Confederation of African Football (CAF) group stage match.
The Enugu based club took the lead in the 28th minute in what looked like a sala day game for Rangers from Ibrahim Olawoyin but had Tope Olusesi red carded before the interval.
Rangers’ goal lasted after the interval before their heart was broken and shattered by Mohammed Salama who levelled things for the visitor in the 57th minute from the penalty spot.
The visitors seems non-stop in their quest for away victory as Mohammed Eldin made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 86th minute before Islam Attia rounded it 3-1 in the 90th minute of the match to dash the hopes of Rangers from equalizing and cancelling the goals, so as to level the scoreline to a drawRelated: Why The Video Assistant Referee Will Not Work In Present Day Nigeria Anytime Soon
In his reaction, Rangers Coach, Salisu Yusuf said that his players did well but needed to believe in themselves.
”We were doing well until the red card to Tope Olusesi. The technical crew is going to work on that before our next match,” he said.
Pyramid Coach, Sebastine Desabre said that they met a strong team in Rangers but took their chances once it came.
”Rangers was up to the game until they were reduced to ten men and they slacked back,” Desabre said.
The Flying Antelopes captain, Uwadiegwu Ugwu said that they did well and would keep improving.
He noted that the technical crew really improved the team and believed that they would do better when the technical crew handled them subsequently.
Rangers will next week travel to Egypt to play another North African team, Al Masry Soccer Club.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rangers technical crew was sacked last week after three consecutive losses.
Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusufu took over the team barely one week to the CAF tournament.