October 21, 2021


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Enyimba swallow Rangers, rekindle titles hope

Enyimba beats Rangers International 2-1 in their rescheduled Nigeria professional football league (NPFL) matchday 20 fixture on Thursday afternoon in Aba to rekindle their title hopes.

Victor Mbaoma and Cyril Olisema were the goal scorers as the People’s Elephants secured maximum points which saw Enyimba move up to sixth on the log with 44 points while Rangers drops to seventh with 42 points.

A third minute strike from Mbaoma handed the hosts the perfect start they deserved. Pint sized winger Anayo Iwuala slid in a beautiful assist to the striker who was gracious with the opener.

Rangers replied three minutes later, this time Israel Abia profited from John Noble’s gaffe to level matters for the Flying Antelopes.

Both sides continued to throw men forward in pursuit of Bragging Rights in the Oriental Derby.

After a patient build up, Enyimba fired through Dare Olatunji. Rangers’ Seidu Mutawakilu parried on to the cross bar and to safety. From the corner, Mbaoma volleyed over.