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Friday, July 19, 2019

Loute, Abia hand Rangers critical win in opposition to Adamawa United

Rangers International recorded a morale-boosting 2-0 league win over tough-preventing Adamawa United on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

Goals from Isaac Loute and Israel Abia within the 45th and 61st minutes of the NPFL Matchday 22 tie lifted the Flying Antelopes faraway from the relegation on a weekend all the teams within the drop region were all overwhelmed of their respective encounters. Team News Rangers started the sport with handiest eight of the group that was crushed by Nasarawa United 2-1 in Lafia on Wednesday with Japhet Opubo, Isiaka Oladuntoye and Ifeanyi Nweke deemed not accurate sufficient in a tactical line up whilst Nana Bonsu, Uche John and Tope Olusesi took their places in that order. Adamawa United with nothing to lose based totally at the pedigree of their opponents also modified three players out of those that commenced their 2-1 home win over FC Ifeanyiubah in Gombe final weekend.
Victor Philemon turned into best right sufficient for the bench even as Bulus Pwadadi become desired ahead of him on the goalpost even as Lulan Javan (injury) and Tunde Adams (injury) have their positions taken by using Mbai Aminu and Yusuf Abdullahi. Coach Ibrahim Bariki also tweaked his formation to deal with each Haruna Sule and Mohammed Jiya inside the beginning lineup this time period in contrast to in the game with the Anambra Warriors where Sule commenced he turned into changed by using Jiya within the 2nd half of. FIRST HALF Rangers commenced the sport as if they were worn-out from their exhaustive journey to Lafia and that they placed nearly every foot wrong in the starting 10 minutes in which they conceded ball possessions to the basement side from Yola on severa events. It became Adamawa United that made the real strive on intention within the 0.33 minute while Yusuf Abdullahi dribbled a few Rangers gamers but his cross for a probable shot on purpose was scampered to protection by way of Uche John and they had some other uncommon strive

 inside the 9th thru Haruna Sule but he become fouled with the aid of Franklin Anthony. Rangers did have their first threat in the fifth minute via a great bypass that became initiated by way of the skipper of the side, Tope Olusesi to Ugochukwu Ugwuoke on the proper flank but his move to Ibrahim Olawoyin become nicely-examine through Adamawa United defender, Amos James who cleared the ball out of threat. There became an tense moment inside the thirty sixth minute whilst Rangers’ Ifeanyi George and Eneji Otekpa of Adamawa United collided in the latter’s critical place and each gamers were later stretchered out and replaced some mins later. 

The deadlock turned into eventually broken within the 2nd minute of the extra time when Isaac Loute netted from a properly-taken free-kick which despatched the in moderation capacity crowd into a frenzy. SECOND HALF Knowing that they were most effective lucky to be a intention up at halftime, Rangers came into the second one 1/2 some distance better than they performed the primary half and they had series of chances to place the sport beyond the attain of Adamawa United. In the 50th minute, Abia nearly doubled the lead through his low header at close range however goalkeeper, Bulus Pwadadi who had a top notch recreation for Adamawa United dived complete period to parry the ball out for a nook kick. But he became unable to prevent the second one purpose eleven minutes later from the penalty spot while Abia changed into upended within the vital area through Jibrin Abubakar at the same time as he became intention-certain. The former Sunshine Stars’ striker netted the spot-kick for his tenth aim of the season. The Flying Antelopes dictated the tempo of the sport thereafter and could have scored as a minimum 3 extra goals had they no longer been denied with the aid of the best reflex saves of Adamawa United goalie, Pwadadi and the body of the publish.

What does this suggest? It denotes that Rangers have moved farther faraway from the relegation zone with the home win. They are actually 14th at the league desk with 27 points from 20 games and are still with  exceptional games however the defeat supposed that Adamawa United still prod the bottom the of the league table with 20 factors from 22 video games. What next? Rangers will journey to Lagos as guests of MFM subsequent weekend at the same time as Adamawa United will welcome Warri Wolves to the Pantami Stadium, Gombe within the subsequent league furnishings. 

Teams Rangers: Nana Bonsu, Tope Olusesi, Isaac Loute, Christian Madu, Uche John, Franklin Anthony, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke(Kenechukwu Agu 65’), Israel Abia (Nnamdi Egbujuo 76’), Ifeanyi George (Chinonso Eziekwe forty three’), Tony Shimaga, Ibrahim Olawoyin Unused Subs: Japhet Opubo, Isiaka Oladuntoye, Chiamaka Madu, Osas Okoro Goals: Isaac Loute 45+2, Israel Abia 61’ (Rangers) Adamawa United: Bulus Pwadadi, Mbai Aminu, Amos James, Mohammed Jiya, Jibrin Abubakar, Dumama Abutu, Haruna Sule, Yusuf Abdullahi, Agbanyi Vershina (Felix Kenan 77’), Eneji Otekpa (Eka Enegbe forty two’), Idris Abubakar (Adam Yakubu eighty’) Unused Subs: Victor Philemon, Nanushi Daniel, Yahaya Ismaila, Hussaini Hamza Yellow Cards: Jibrin Abubakar 60’, Yusuf Abdullahi 82’ (Adamawa United) Man of the Match: Bulus Pwadadi (Adamawa United)
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