My boys are ‘going places’ – Rangers coach Ogunbote


Rangers International Football Club of Enugu head coach. Gbenga Ogunbote, has expressed excitement with the team’s “steel mentality” away from home.

On Sunday the flying antelope drew 1-1 with hosts Sunshine Stars FC  in Akure in a Match Day 11 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

But our team is still in the making and I believe we are still going places this season.

“However, Sunshine Stars are just like any other team we have played. We have been on the road for the last two matches, and it will not be good if we cannot pick at least a point on the road,” he said.

Ifeanyi George scored for Rangers in the 28th minute after utilising Ajani Ibrahim’s low drive in the match played at the Ondo State Sports Complex.

Defender Nojeem Raji drew Sunshine Stars level in the 42nd minute after heading home from Sunday Emmanuel’s cross into the penalty area.

All efforts by the home team to score another goal and secure a win in the second half proved abortive as the visitors defended well to keep the scoreline at one-all.

Sunshine goal scorer Raji rued his team’s missed scoring chances, lamenting that luck was not on their side.

But we will make amends when we travel to Omoku to take on Go Round FC on Match Day 12,’’ he added.