[Enugu]The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champion, Enugu Rangers, recorded their second win in what have been a poor campaign in the 2017 season following a 2-1 victory against Lobi Stars in a rescheduled match-day seven fixture.
The team which had on record just one win from their last five matches was put in the lead by former Enyimba forward Daniel Etor.
Lobi Stars who had a record of clean sheet in their last five league games rallied back and netted through Kingsley Eduwo at the 57th minute.
His strike was initially saved by the goalkeeper Nana Bonsu but he scored a rebound.
Enugu Rangers however took advantage of their numerical strength and scored the winning goal after Chinedu James of Lobi Stars was sent off 10 minutes to stoppage time.
Courtesy of a fine header from Bobby Clement on the stroke of 90 minutes, the host secured their second league win in the NPFL.
The win was also remarkable as it saw the Flying Antelopes out of the bottom four of the league table.
Commenting on the outcome of the match, Rangers Coach, Imama Amapakabo said “the boys did not lose hope and kept fighting until the second goal was scored”.
He admitted that it was really a tough game with the visitors but was happy his team secured the three points.
“Difficult game against Lobi star, but I am happy we got all three point at the last minute”.
Earlier in the day, Amapakabo had claimed he need not to further stress his players has their current position on the table is enough motivation.
It really seemed to have been a motivation enough has the Flying Antelopes carted away with three points ending the unbeaten streak of Lobi Star.
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NPFL (rescheduled) Match-day 7 Results
Rivers United 1-1 Kano Pillars
Wikki Tourists 1-0 3SC
Rangers 2-1 Lobi Stars
Katsina United 1-0 FC Ifeanyi Ubah