RANGERS Worldwide start their title defence of the Nigeria Skilled Soccer League (NPFL) tomorrow in opposition to Abia Warriors on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, with defensive midfielder, Christian Madu anticipating a tricky duel
.The Flying Antelopes clinched the NPFL title final season, breaking a 32-12 months jinx with incredible strategy to matches that set them aside as favourites from the remainder of the golf equipment.
Head-to-head conferences between each golf equipment reveal the Flying Antelopes have received twice in 4 conferences with the Umuahia-based mostly membership whereas the remaining two fixtures led to attracts.
However Madu, who was very outstanding within the Rangers’ workforce final season taking part in all however one of many 38 league video games expects a more durable duel in opposition to Abia Warriors this time.
“We count on a really powerful contest, not simply because it’s an oriental derby, however as a result of most groups will buckle up in opposition to the defending champions of the league. In addition to, Abia Warriors have made some first rate signings, like Paul Onobi and are coached by skilled Felix Okey Emordi: so it will likely be a unique kettle of fish from what we noticed from them final time period,” Madu mentioned.
Analysts imagine each groups will file out to struggle for all three factors and none would need to let down their guards however the midfielder is optimistic Rangers will begin on a excessive.
“We are going to take the sport cautiously; our goal is to win, and we gained’t let down our followers,” concluded Madu.
In the meantime, Abia Warriors head coach Okey Emordi is wanting ahead to his facet’s Nigeria Skilled Soccer League (NPFL) opener in opposition to champions Enugu Rangers.
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