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Enugu Rangers to consolidate lead as NPFL matches return today

Enugu Rangers

League leaders, Enugu Rangers, believe they are on course to win the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) title for the first time since they last took the crown in 2016.

Rangers are atop the table with 48 points after 27 matches, which is a point above second-placed Lobi Stars and three ahead of third and fourth-placed Remo Stars and Enyimba respectively.
The Flying Antelopes will take on Akure side, Sunshine Stars, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium as the league returns after the states’ FA Cup finals break.

Looking forward to another victory at the arena that has become a slaughter ground for the Fidelis Ilechukwu boys, Rangers’ defensive midfielder, Ejike Ugochukwu, said his dream is to join the league of Flying Antelopes’ greats, who crowned their stay in Enugu with the league title.

“I believe that we have all it takes to be crowned champions, but we are taking the matches one at a time as no two gamesare the same,” he said.

“We respect every team in the premiership, but we don’t fear any. With the discipline, determination, and hard work from everybody in our team, I am optimistic that we will end the season well,” he added.

The youngster, who joined Enugu Rangers from an amateur side this season, sees the game against Sunshine Stars as one ordained to aid his team’s passage to the title.
Elsewhere, Enyimba Coach, Finidi George, has assured his team’s fans that their game against Kano Pillars today will help them consolidate their position among the top sides in the league this season.

The defending champions will move to the second position if they defeat Pillars and Lobi Stars and Remo Stars fail to win their away games against Gombe United and Sporting Lagos.

Speaking on the midweek game yesterday in Aba,

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