CAF Champions League: Rangers, Rivers Utd face tough North African tests

Posted on Mar 12 2017 - 1:29am by admin

through Paul Erewuba

Rangers global of Enugu will lately in Cairo confront Zamalek in the first-leg of the spherical of 32 of CAF Champions League.
Rangers can be friends to the Egyptian giants, whereas Rivers United will host Sudanese membership El-Merreikh also nowadays at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt in the same competitors.
Rangers, under the tutelage of Imama Amapakabo left the shores of the u . s . a . with high hopes, and with the aim of scoring atleast one or two objectives away to make the second leg in Enugu a mere formality.
talking beforehand of nowadays’s come upon earlier than the group left for Egypt, Rangers forward Edoh Ocheme stated he is assured his crew would rating goals within the first leg.
in line with him, “Zamalek is only a identify, related as Enugu Rangers. And there is nothing so striking but the inputs of the players into the team.
“we are not afraid or scared of any group in the continent as far as our choice to excel within the CAF Champions League is anxious. I consider we can make it brilliantly in Cairo. we are going all out to attack to not defend within the encounter.
“Of late within the domestic front the place we’ve been wrongly written off, we’ve got been scoring targets. That’s the mentality we are taking into the Zamalek fit.
“I strongly imagine we will be able to rating targets in Cairo to make  the reverse fixture really tricky for them.    “of course, we all know they’re going to now not in finding it simple in Nigeria when we are in a position to carry them in Cairo.”
In the identical vein, former Nigeria international Moses Kpakor has tipped Enugu Rangers and  Rivers United to earn beneficial results in as of late’s matches.
speaking whereas assessing the possibilities of each Nigerina teams, Kpakor who won the 1990 CAF Cup Winners’ Cup (now defunct) with BCC Lions, says Rangers’ sport against Algeria’s JS Saoura in the preliminary spherical will supply them an idea of learn how to approach the sport against Zamalek.
“i believe Rangers have what it takes to beat Zamalek.
“I don’t really see Zamalek as  a huge risk, advantageous they made it to the final last year however prior to then, they’d been away for an awfully long time. “I imagine Rangers recreation in opposition to JS Saoura will have to provide them an idea of what to expect against Zamalek as a result of one thing concerning the North African teams is that their method is at all times the same.”


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