Head Coach of Enugu Rangers, Olugbenga Ogunbote believes his team’s 1-0 victory over neighbours Heartland at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri on Sunday, is the turning point the Flying Antelopes need to reignite their title ambitions.
The 2016 league champions, who suffered back- to- back losses in their opening two games, produced a master-class performance to upset new boys Heartland, courtesy of an early strike from Bright Silas to earn them their first win.
Ogunbote, while speaking with AOIFootball.com on Tuesday via a telephone conversation, said his boys were well focused and determined to get back to the pinnacle of Nigerian football.
“The result on Sunday was massive for us, it was a perfect response to tell the rest of the league that Rangers still remain one of the best teams in the land.
“We must now focus on our next game on Wednesday against Katsina United who are also beaming with confidence after beating Enyimba; it will be a very tricky one but we are fully prepared and committed,” Ogunbote added.
The former Enyimba of Aba coach also posited that the Flying Antelopes must now build on the confidence from the Heartland match to ensure they remain top of the log.
“Our next three games won’t be an easy one I must say. We welcome Katsina on Wednesday, travel to Lafia to face Nasarawa who are also not doing too well on Sunday, before travelling back home to face Rivers United next mid-week. It’s not going to be easy but we are fully motivated to come out with maximum points from these games,” he concluded.
Rangers are 16th on the log and welcome 11th placed Katsina United to the Cathedral on Wednesday by 4pm.