Agbo celebrates as Rangers halt El-Kanemi

By Daily Sports on June 9, 2017

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El-Kanemi Warriors' perfect record in Maiduguri was finally breached midweek by defending champions, Rangers International after a 1-1 draw at the El-Kanemi Sports Complex Stadium in Maiduguri.

It was a result that left Ladan Bosso lamenting the loss of his excellent performance at home with the club he joined at the start of last season while his counterpart on the Rangers bench, Chukwuma Agbo celebrated picking a point from a match he thought they could get nothing from.

Rangers have been indifferent from the start of their title defence and coming from a home draw in their last game against Nasarawa United, the trip to Maiduguri was a near mission impossible. It therefore was not out of place for Agbo to be upbeat even after they gave up a 1-0 lead late in the encounter.

The game had began on a cautious note as the two teams sized each other up in the first four minutes of play and afterwards it turned a midfield contest as both sides tried to control that vital zone of the field.

"We thank God for picking a point on this difficult ground. Nobody gave us a chance before the match but at the end we picked a vital away point here in Maiduguri”, offered a grateful Agbo.

"My boys gave their best and played with discipline. They played to instruction throughout the game.”

‎Bosso who has enjoyed a run of wins in all their home fixtures this season endured having to chase the game for the first time after Rangers opened scoring through Daniel Etor 70 minutes into the game. It was a most dangerous time to hit the home side but they reacted well to restore parity four minutes to regulation time.

Series of pressure from the hosts to level scores yielded on 86 minutes of play when substitute Aghahowa Otakho hit a volley from close to find the back of the net.

‎"A disappointing result for us, but not a bad game. We played very well but we could not convert our chances.
That's football for you. You win some, draw some and lose some,” lamented Bosso.

He would go on to insist that his side ought to have won the game, declaring: “We were the better side but we could not get the maximum points.”

*Photo shows Chukwuma Agbo.

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 9, 2017


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