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CAFCC: Rangers Pip Pyramids 1-0 In Cairo; Enyimba, Hassania Agadir Share The Spoils In Aba

CAFCC:  Rangers Pip Pyramids 1-0 In Cairo; Enyimba, Hassania Agadir Share The Spoils In Aba

Enugu Rangers recorded their first win in Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 1-0 away win against Egyptian club Pyramids FC at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday night, reports Completesports.com.

Ifeanyi George scored the winning goal for Rangers in the 73rd minute following a pass from Isaac Loute.

The Flying Antelopes moved to third position in the table with five points from three games.

Salisu Yusuf’s men will host Al Masry of Egypt in their last group game next week Sunday.

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In a Group D game, Enyimba were held to a 1-1 draw by Morocco’s Hassania Agadir in Aba.

The hosts took the lead through Youssef Alfahli in the second minute.

Augustine Oladapo equalised for the home team in the 16th minute.

Enyimba now occupy second position in the group with seven points from five games.

The Peoples Elephant next game in the competition is against San Pedro of Cote d’l voire.

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  • GLORY 4 years ago

    Very good display by rangers but can’t say the same for Enyimba. Enyimba seem to be lacking good technical/tactical input from the bench. Please where is khadiri Khana?

    • Lord AMO 4 years ago

      The rangers goalie, bonsu, really tried.  George took his goal with class but that miss (i forget by whom) at the end of the first half was inexcusable:  In truth rangers were on the back foot the entire match and didnt have any discernable pattern of play.  Good victory but unfortunately it doesnt matter as AL-masry won to claim second spot in the group

  • Mr Hush 4 years ago

    I am kind of disappointed in Enyimba, they desperately needed that 3 points,to make it easier for them to get to the other round.but their composure and technical ability let them down..
    Now it is even harder task for them to qualify needing a result away in Ivory coast.
    As for Rangers; well done,for beating a good expensive side like Pyramid on their turf.a great way to avenge their loss on the opening day against the same side. But the question is, is it little too late for Rangers?
    For me,it would be a great feat if they qualify from this group..

    • Mr Hush 4 years ago

      . Enough rangers did their best.but they can’t qualify no matter what.
      Just found out,they got just one match to go .

      • GLORY 4 years ago

        Just a shame Rangers not gonna qualify. They found their form too late. Enyimba is Letting their fans down. Khadiri Khana, one indigenous coach, I will always respect defined a playing pattern for Enyimba but they seem to have lost that.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    It’s good that at least we could campaign in the group stages this year. By that we are not likely (I stand to be corrected though) going to loose slots for next year.

    It would have been nicer if both teams made it out of the group. But rangers started on a very wrong foot with a disorganized house, while Enyimba have neither been here nor there in terms of performance. They will have it all to play for away at San Pedro.

    But the quality and standard of play exhibited by our teams this year shows that individually and collectively, a lot of work still needs to be done on the home front about our league. We play Kak footy away from home and rely on physical strength and other home advantages to win at home.

    • Mr Hush 4 years ago


      Aptly said;

      I think the problem of our team this year draws from the mis -administration of the club sides before the campaign started. Drawing in mind that the league was in shambles and never had an early start.
      Due to the political brouhaha in the country most of the clubs didn’t know where they stood in terms of management; due to the fact that most of these clubdsides are managed by the government of their given states.
      Enyimba never knew if Anyasi would continue as Chairman,since there was rumours of his impending sack by the Governor. It turned out to be rumours. Then there was the periodical cleansing of the coaching staff and changing of players here and there.
      Rangers on there part was hit worst,the board wasn’t really in sync with the state government due to the fact that the governor isn’t really as passionate about football as he should be. He had his mind set on many other agendas(even after Rangers won the league),reason Ogunbote left for Lobi.
      it took a late political manoeuvre for them to get the governor really invested in the team,and it was literally too late.

      But as Drey stated;it is good thing we did have two teams compete in the group stage, it is much improvement from last year. So we would definitely keep our slots.

      I sincerely hope the day would come that our club sides would be run as professionally as in other climes ,if not those too advanced ,atleast to the top level in the African continent. It is never rocket science. It can be done..

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    We have to be honest, our home players truly need to improve their individual abilities on n off the ball. Just seem, our new generation coaches are lacking in coaching methodology. Older generation, far better than our new. We saw far better quality football with those older generation coaches than what we are seeing presently. Anyway I strongly believe, we will get there someday. The league organisers/ NFF must first do everything to stop this brain drain of good footballLers to other leagues before we can say yes, we are making progress.

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