CAFCC: Rangers Walk Tight Rope, Hold Salitas To Draw In Ouagadougou

CAFCC: Rangers Walk Tight Rope, Hold Salitas To Draw In Ouagadougou

Enugu Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by their hosts Salitas of Burkina Faso in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday- five encounter in Ouagadougou on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Bright Silas scored for Rangers in the game, while Ilasse Sawadego was on target for the hosts.

Rangers came close to breaking the deadlock in the 28th minute when Chimaka Madu dragged his shot from Isaac Loute’s cross wide.

The Flying Antelopes were reduced 10-men a minute later when Semiu Liadi was sent off for a second bookable offence.

The visitors took the lead in the 32nd minute when George nodded home Bright Silas cross.

Gbenga held on to their advantage until the break despite relentless pressure from the home team.

Ilasse Sawadego however equalised for Salitas seven minutes after the break.

Salitas came close to scoring their second goal of the game 14 minutes from time when Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu flapped at a cross but Loute cleared the ball off the line.

Bonsu produced a big save in the 84th minute to deny substitute Sadiku Traore from a free-kick.

Rangers missed a glorious chance deep into stoppage time when Chidera Ezeh and Godwin Aguda got in each other’s way following a beautiful pass from substitute Micheal Uchebo.

In the group’s other game, CS Sfaxien defeated Etoile du Sahel 2-1 at the Taieb Mhiri.

Sfaxien top the group with nine points from five games, while Etoile occupy second position with six points.

Rangers sit in third position with five points, while Salitas are last on the log with four points.

The Enugu club will host CS Sfaxien in their last group game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Saturday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Igbekun Abo 5 years ago

    They will have upper hand when they play at home.

  • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

    And Etoile du Sahel will win so wetin we gain after losing at home ??? Medicine after death smh these Nigeria clubs are clueless plus their coaches and players who move from one club to the other without regulation and brains. Dirty development!

    • Ashy Slashy 5 years ago

      Person wey sabi

    • Chima E Samuels 5 years ago

      I hear people say blame government when we know fifa fully states that government should not interfere with soccer. So why do club owners not come together as a team to form 20-30 strong financially independent teams in Nigeria rather than everyone going to form small chunk of broke teams then in the end when they are unable to run the club they seek divine help from government or party chairmans this is where we get it wrong everybody wants to be club owners when they are not qualified or have the financial capacity to run it and the players fly to anywhere seeking greener pastures even in the middle of a major competition or even during a semi final Lmao plus SMH because I will never see a Madrid club headed by Perez loose his keys players due to financial difficulties except in rare case. We need proper constitution in Nigeria football even the present NFF we have been praising is a joke if truth be told even though he is better than the exes

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