AITEO CUP: Rangers star explains the comeback over Pillars

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 25/10/2018

Rangers international star Solomon Okpako has explained the 3-0 comeback victory over NPFL rivals Kano Pillars in the 2018 Aiteo Cup finals on penalties at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Wednesday night.

The Flying Antelope was three goals down after 50 minutes of the encounter before Enugu based team staged a magnificent comeback with just 17minutes left in the regulation time with goals from substitute Kelvin Itoya, Chidera Ezeh and Ibrahim Ajani.

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The 28-year-old defensive midfielder moves to Rangers this year from seven-time Nigeria champions Enyimba International speaking exclusively to Fcnaija after a 4-2 triumph on penalties.

"It was a great miracle yesterday and we show off the never say die behaviour... It was a really good team spirit.

"I won't lie to you we did not start the game very well, we lost concentration from the beginning of the game but thank God we came back in the second half and won the game.

Gbenga Ogunbote’s men have now ended their 35-year jinx and will now represent Nigeria in next year’s Caf Confederation Cup and the win secures the N25million cash prize for the Flying Antelopes.

With the victory, Rangers have now won their sixth Federation Cup.