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I’m Not The Special One –Rangers Coach Ilechukwu

I’m Not The Special One  –Rangers Coach Ilechukwu

Rangers head coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has said he is not the ‘Special One’ despite leading his side to the NPFL title.

The Flying Antelopes won the 2023/2024 NPFL title after defeating Bendel Insurance 2-0 in Enugu on Sunday with one game remaining.

The win took Rangers to 67 points at the top after their closest rivals Remo Stars and Enyimba lost 2-1 to Sunshine Stars and Sporting Lagos, respectively.

It is the 8th league title for Rangers, making them the second most successful club in the league’s history trailing only Enyimba who have nine league titles.

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Following Rangers’ achievement, League Reporter labelled Ilechukwu as the Special One, a term made famous by Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.

“First league title for 45 year old Fidelis Ilechukwu.

️”Say something nice to the special one.”

Replying to the Tweet, Ilechukwu wrote on his own handle:”I’m not the special one.

“They call me the WORKING ONE .”

After being at the top of the league table for many weeks, Ilechukwu’s side was faced with the danger of losing the title with anything short of victory against Bendel Insurance with Remo Stars and Enyimba lurking around to take advantage.

However, everything worked in Rangers’ favour on Sunday, as they got the all-important victory and their closest rivals all losing on the day.

It took 32 minutes for Rangers to open the scoring on Sunday, with Kenechukwu Agu slotting in a well placed free-kick to set the filled Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium (Cathedral) agog with celebration.

They pushed for a second goal and their efforts paid off in the 65th minute as Chidiebere Nwobodo doubled the lead to relax nerves at the stadium.

With 67 points, Rangers last league game away to Gombe United is for pride as no team will be able to leapfrog them again.

Also, Rangers automatically qualifies to represent Nigeria in the 2024/2025 CAF Champions League.

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  • I wish you success in champions league. Nigeria representative in many years has been woeful in the competitition .

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