Ugwuoke’s late strike earns Rangers 1-1 draw against MFM

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Ugwuoke’s late strike earns Rangers 1-1 draw against MFM

June 6, 2021

By Emmanuel Okogba

PHOTO CREDIT: Rangers International

Rangers International Football Club on Sunday played out a 1-1 draw with visiting MFM FC in a 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 25 fixture in Enugu.

MFM FC took the led in the 66th minute through substitute Chimezie Izuchukwu with his first touch of the game played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Ugochukwu Ugwuoke drew the Enugu-based Rangers level in the 85th minute to share the points.

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Speaking after the match, the visiting side’s coach, Gabriel Olalekan, praised his team for their resilience.


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He said his team were aware that Rangers were an attacking team and made use of the midfield to counter them.

Olalekan pointed out that Izuchukwu’s introduction immediately after the interval paid off as the players stuck to instructions.

“Rangers are an attacking team and we have played them in Lagos this season so we know where their power lies.

“We applied tactics that countered their attacking runs and that was why they found it difficult to intimidate us with their attacking power.

“My team was just unlucky to have conceded the equaliser, even though it was not our fault because we played against a big team,” the coach said.

Rangers are still occupying the sixth position in the League, with 39 points after 24 matches.

The visitors are in 10th place on the log with 35 points after 25 matches. (NAN)

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