Ex-Super Eagles striker opens goal account for Rangers

Nigerian Football News By: Ayodeji Tunde | 16/05/2018

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Former league champions, Rangers International F.C defeated Enugu armature side, F.C Inter of Obeagu, 2-0 to book a semi-final date with Rangers Feeders in the ongoing State Aiteo Cup in Enugu.

Erstwhile Super Eagles attacker, Uche Nwofor who made his first start for his former club, spackled in the contest as his speculative cross on 19 minutes was bundled home by the opponent’s defender, Onyebuchi Ogbu, after the armature side showed grits and guts in the first quarter of the encounter.

Nwofor made the encounter safe for the ‘Flying Antelopes’ just three minutes into the second half as he dribbled his way through a sea of tackling legs to slot home beyond the diving, Gbajiebo Chukwujekwu who was the reason the scoreline was less embarrassing.

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With the result Rangers will be tackling their Feeders team in the semi-finals scheduled to take place on Tuesd,ay May 22 while the semi-finals between Crime Busters and Disdevt in Afrik will take place on Saturday may 19.

Uche Nwofor said after the encounter, “We thank God for the victory. It was difficult at the start of the match but we gradually warmed our way into the match and got our victory. It can only get better as we continue to chase the league shield and cup double at the end of the season.”

The match saw the first start for former Insurance defender, Adubi Akpos while former schoolboy, Ugwuoke Ugochukwu made it to the reserve bench.