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Rangers v Zamalek: Flying Antelopes eye big comeback

Africa Focus By: Ayodeji Tunde | 19/03/2017

Reigning Nigeria League champions, Enugu Rangers will be going all out for the required big win that they need to make it into the group phase of the CAF Champions League.

Despite being bashed 4-1 in Cairo by Zamalek in the first leg of their Round of 32 tie, Enugu Rangers manager Imama Amapakabo believes that his side can overturn the huge deficit when they host the Whites this Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu.

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Amapakabo hopes that ‘gods of football’ will help his side do the unexpected as they need to win by a margin of three or more to eliminate Zamalek from the round of 32 of the Champions League.

“Despite the fact that we lost 4-1 in the first leg it does not mean we cannot change the tune of the music here in Nigeria,” the Nigerian manager told CAFOnline.

“The first leg has come and gone and we have moved on. The important thing is that I have my team intact and I believe we will perform wonders this weekend.

Amapakabo continued showing he has faith in a comeback by saying: “We know it won’t be an easy match but we are banking on the fact that we want to maintain the jinx we have broken in the league after 32 years.

“We intend to do the same in the continental club championship because it has been a decade since Rangers the country in the CAF Champions league.

“The truth is that we will put in our best to make we score goals and win the day and qualify to the group stage, but only if the players will step up their game and make use of their chances once the need arises,” he concluded.

Having seen Rivers United dumped out albeit in debatable circumstances, Rangers know the weight of expectation on them and they will hope to deliver as they  host Zamalek in the return-leg this Sunday.