Rangers International coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has admitted that his side’s 13 match unbeaten run in the NPFL will come under serious threat when they face Bendel Insurance in a re-scheduled matchday-8 fixture at the Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City on Wednesday, reports Completesports.com.
The Flying Antelopes currently lead the NPFL Group A table with 31 points from 14 matches but Ogunbote remains wary of Insurance who are unbeaten in seven home games this season.
The Benin Arsenal, currently 10th with 18 points from 14 games so far this season, have won three, drew nine and lost three games, scoring eight goals and conceding eight as well.
“I must confess that it is becoming a big pressure for us maintaining our position on the league, but we are condemned to take the pressure and keep our heads high,” Ogunbote said ahead of the game in Benin.
“Sincerely, I must say that there is nothing really I have done to the team other than letting the players know of what we stand to gain together especially with our continental participation.
“Also, I had to put in the players a winning mentality. On the Insurance game, we will do our best.
“When we get to the venue, we will know how to approach the match. We hope to come back with a positive result in as much as we get a level playing field with regards to officiating.”
By Johnny Edward