Rangers International F.C, Wednesday emerge, winners of the 2nd edition of Ifeanyi Ekwueme Tico/Select Pre-season Tourney after dispatching hard fighting, CAF Confederation cup 2020/2021 campaigners, Rivers United, 2-0 in the final match.
Wednesday’s final match took place inside the main bowl of Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu fondly referred to as the Cathedral.
It was the Flying Antelopes that settled quickly into their game with the trio of Agu Kenechukwu, Ugochukwu Ugwuoke, and Chiamaka Madu pulling the strings for the coach Salisu Yusuf tutored side.
Rangers could have registered the opening goal as early as the 7th minute but they were made to wait until the half-hour mark before they finally went in front.
Dauda Madaki’s inch-perfect cross found an unmarked Chinonso Eziekwe inside the box to nod past a stranded Theophilus Afelokhai.
Five minutes into the second stanza Rangers doubled their lead as Dauda Madaki scored from the penalty spot.
Efforts by both teams to score more goals failed to yield any dividend as near-misses, splendid goalkeeping, and stout defending combined to rob the encounter of more goals.
In the classification match, Apex Krane of Agbor, Delta state defeated Godosky F.C of Nnewi, Anambra state 5-4 on penalties after both sides settled for a goalless draw at full time.
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