Rangers International FC of Enugu on Wednesday defeated Dakkada FC of Uyo 3-0 in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 9 encounter in Enugu.
Israel Abia had put Rangers ahead just before halftime at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
Christian Nnaji made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute and completed his brace in the 89th minute to bring the scores to 3-0.
An elated Rangers Coach, Salisu Yusuf, said the tactics the team applied won the match.
He noted that he made two quick changes before the interval for tactical reasons, which gave his team the edge.
Speaking on the performance of goalkeeper Femi Thomas’s clean sheet in the match, Yusuf said he will continue in goal for Rangers as Nana Bonsu is still trying to get over his challenges.
He said: “Bonsu lost a family member and he needs to get over his psychological challenges and after that, he may come back into the match line up.”
Yusuf hailed Nnaji, who scored two goals in the match, saying he will keep growing with every match and confidence of regular game time.
Nnaji said he was happy to have scored two goals in the match.
He said: “Though, that was what the coach wants me to do for the team, I am happy to have delivered.
“I hope we continue to win matches in the league with goals because continental ticket is our first target.
“From the look of things, Rangers may win the league if we keep fighting for every point the way we did today.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rangers with the score line moved up to the 5th position on 14 points, while Dakkada occupies the 12th position with 11 points.
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