Ogunbote targets Rangers fall

By Daily Sports on August 30, 2017

Views: 2,731

Enyimba coach Gbenga Ogunbote is aiming at defeating Rangers in their Matchday 37 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) at outgoing champions Rangers International this Sunday.

The Peoples Elephant are in the hunt for a top-three finish as they sit in fourth spot behind leaders Plateau United, MFM FC and Akwa United, and Ogunbote realises how important it will be for his men to grind out the full points at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium where they have managed just two wins in their last 13 travels.

However Ogunbote knows that the Flying Antelopes can be tough as nails in the Oriental Derby having secured their status in the top division for another season.

The former Shooting Stars and Sunshine Stars coach hopes that Rangers would take their feet off the pedals when his team face them after the Enugu club claimed their first win of the season on the road at already relegated Remo Stars.

At the same time, Ogunbote knows that his comments are just wishful thinking as he branded the Flying Antelopes as no pushovers despite an underwhelming campaign.

"My desire is to win there (at Rangers)," Ogunbote began.

"They (Rangers) might be carried away by their win on the road. This win will motivate us for the game at Rangers. They are no pushovers. We will give it our all, Rangers are a good side and my team are also good. Games between us and them are always tough so we are prepared," he said.

On Enyimba captain and leading scorer Mfon Udoh who has been sidelined by injury since early this month, Ogunbote explained that he hopes the forward will recover in time before their last two league games against Rangers and Katsina United.

"Right now we will have to wait to know if he will be ready to make a return to the team and feature in matches, our last two matches. So we will wait for new information on him while we prepare for our next game," Ogunbote said.

•Photo shows Gbenga Ogunbote.

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 30, 2017


You may also like...
UEFA Scraps Away Goals Rule In All European...

Tragedy at the Glass House: Gunmen kill NFF...

FG Urges Eagles, Falcons to Make Nigeria Proud...

CHAN: Ezenwa assures Nigerians of victory over Angola...

Liverpool Hierarchy Baffled By Mane Transfer Rumours

Moses Not Fully Fit Yet — Spartak’s Gazizov...


Latest News The Undertaker excited by Adesanya’s UFC 276 ‘deadman’ entrance South Africa Coach, Ellis: How We Clipped Super Falcons Wings Morocco 2022 AWCON Football Summit: Super Falcons Go For Kill Adesanya defeats Cannonier to retain UFC 276 middleweight title, targets Pereira U.S. schools saved Nigeria N26m at national trials, says AFN Performance Director Falcons begin quest for 10th title, battle old foes, Banyana Banyana in Rabat NCDMB boss urges oil workers to play golf for physical fitness CAF announces Super League with $100m prize money We’ll Miss You So Much’ –Morelos Bids Farewell To Balogun Watering The Roots: How MTN Is Powering The Advancement Of Grassroots Football In Nigeria Ronaldo Interested In Joining Chelsea ‘Why Super Falcons Remain Dominant In Africa’ —South Africa Coach, Ellis


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,932 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (41,118 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,539 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,516 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,254 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (39,090 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,813 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,197 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,576 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,492 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,851 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,313 views)




News Athletics (424) Basketball (302) Boxing (727) Columnists (670) Euro Soccer Update (13617) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (122) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8111) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (933)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses


Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media