Imama rallies Rangers for Lobi game •Yakubu insists on Wikki victory v 3SC

By Daily Sports on February 22, 2017

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 Enugu Rangers head coach Imama Amapakabo has made it clear that his team “need to now concentrate” on their Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against Lobi Stars at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium this Wednesday.

Amapakabo watched as his men scraped past Algerian side JS Saoura on goal difference to reach the first round of the CAF Champions League.

That was after a 0-0 draw in the return leg in Nigeria.

He now believes focusing on the home front is equally important.

The former Nigeria youth international goalkeeper acknowledged that his team still have lots of work to do to improve as the season continues.

Meanwhile, Wikki Tourists striker Victor Yakubu has said his side are focused on winning the rescheduled top-flight clash against Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

The Bauchi Elephants, dumped from the CAF Confederation Cup by the Sierra Leonean opposites Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) FC, will entertain the Oluyole Warriors in Wednesday’s make-up top-flight matchday 7 clash at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium (ATBS) in Bauchi.

Yakubu said his side’s resolve to bounce back to reckoning as well as reclaim their pride of place in the domestic scene will start with the clash against the Ibadan landlords.

“We have to redirect our whole attention to the league after the shocking elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup.

“We are going to give everything in us to ensure we win the clash against 3SC on Wednesday in Bauchi.

“The clash will be an acid test on our resolve to bounce back to reckoning in the domestic league.

“It will equally ascertain how quickly we want to return to the continent so the clash against 3SC is quite crucial.

“The truth is that we are under pressure from our teeming fans and supporters to get back to winning ways once again.

“3SC are a good side and proven their capacity to ruffle feathers in the on-going top-flight so we expect a difficult match from them tomorrow (Wednesday).

“However, we quite understand that we cannot afford to drop points in the league if we must achieve a landmark at the end of the season,” said Yakubu to supersport.com.

Wikki Tourists are 18th on the 20-team top-flight on seven points, 13 behind league leaders Plateau United though with two games in hand against Kano Pillars and MFM FC.

Pieced together from SuperSport reports. Photo shows Rangers head coach Imama Amapakabo.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 22, 2017


 

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