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Ogunbote: There is nothing big about Rangers, Enyimba clash - FCNaija

NPFL By: Collins Udeme | 11/03/2018

Gbenga Ogunbote has played down the 'big match' hype surrounding Sunday's NPFL clash between Enyimba FC and his side Enugu Rangers.

Coming off the back of a valuable 1-1 draw in a match day 11 encounter with Sunshine Stars in Akure in the past week, Ogunbote and his boys are aiming for the scalp of the two-time CAF Champions league winner Enyimba that was last coached by the Ogun state born tactician at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Ogunbote while taking a view of the upcoming debacle said: "There is nothing really big about the match except that whether we like it or not, we have to play and fortunately or unfortunately, it has to be against my former club, Enyimba also it is an oriental derby.

"All we have to do is take our chances because ninety minutes will decide.

"I am not under any pressure and have never been under any pressure all through my career only what people may call pressure is how to actualize my set target and I believe that we shall start getting it right from Enyimba’ game." said the manager who was in charge at the Aba club last season - guiding them to a CAF Cnfederations Cup place.

Coach Ogunbote may likely rely on ex-Enyimba players in his fold to do the damage against his former wards as he targets all three points to enhance his team’ chances of playing continental football next season.

Two seasons back when Rangers emerged champions of the league, It was a 2-1 win for the Enugu side in a week nine fixture while the return leg ended 1-1 in Enyimba’ adopted Port-Harcourt home ground but last season, the Aba giants had the last laugh triumphing 1-0 in Calabar and picking a 1-1 draw in a match day 37 encounter at the ‘Cathedral’.