Ogunbote: Slow and steady Rangers getting to desired level

NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 05/04/2018

Enugu Rangers manager Olugbenga Ogunbote has expressed satisfaction with the 'slow and steady' improvement of his team following their impressive victory over Yobe Desert Stars in an NPFL matchday 15 fixture on Wednesday in Enugu.

Ogunbote's wards were truly at home in this fixture as two first-half goals and a late strike towards the end of the encounter condemned the visiting side to another defeat on the road this term at the inside a half-full Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium.

The former Enyimba of Aba manger in his postmatch reaction said: "We are slowly but steadily getting to the level we desire to be and I am very glad with the result today. It can only get better going forward.

"Yobe did their best today but I believe we were better in our conversion rate today.

"Also, I believe that our G.M’ birthday that happened to be on match day made the players go all out for this win as a worthy present to him."

Fleet-footed Ajani Ibrahim was the hero of the day as his two well taken goals on 25 and 43 minutes as well as Bright Silas’ 85th minute sublime strike annexed all three points at stake and presented a well packaged birthday gift to the G.M/CEO of Rangers, Prince Davidson Owumi, who turned 58 years on match day.

The victory was Rangers' biggest win of the season and Yobe Desert Stars' joint-heaviest defeat of the season.