Monday, May 28, 2012

Rangers continue poor run in Aba

Nigeria Premier League (NPL) table-toppers, Enugu Rangers (pictured), suffered a 0-2 defeat in the hands of southeast rivals, Enyimba on Sunday.

It was the Flying Antelopes' eighth loss in eight visits to the Enyimba Sports Stadium in Aba since 2003.

Apart from being Rangers' straight eighth defeat at Enyimba, it was also nine years of the Coal City side failing to score in Aba.

Rangers' old boy, Rasaq Adegbite put the People's Elephants in front before another ex-Ranger, Ugwu Uwadiegwu curled a free kick past goalkeeper Godwin Anyalogu for the second goal.

In spite of the loss in Aba, Rangers still remain top of the Premier League standings on 46 points and edge Enyimba, who are on same number of points, by superior goals difference.

Rangers' head coach, Okey Emordi, is disappointed that his team failed to lift their game even when Enyimba were reduced to ten men.

Enyimba had Uwadiegwu sent off for a second yellow card.

"We didn't show any hunger to win. It was one of our poor performance this season. I'm disappointed," he told

Dolphins go third in the standings with 42 points after a two-nil win over ABS FC at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt.

Goals in each from Emeka Atuloma and Emma Nwachi made the points safe for the champions.

In Benin City, Lobi Stars put spanners in the works of Ocean Boys' bid for survival by winning 2-1.

Lobi Stars had to come back and win after going a goal down before two second half strikes from Tony Okpotu and Chimaobi Nwaogu gave them all the points.

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