Thursday, August 09, 2012

Rangers back at top of NPL

Enugu Rangers stormed back to the top of the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) after defeating Sunshine Stars 3-0 on Wednesday.

The Flying Antelopes were dominant in the game, as Sunshine Stars missed four of their key players - Moses Ocheje, Godfrey Oboabona, Izu Azuka and Solomon Kwambe - all on international duties.

It was Enugu Rangers that got in front through Chinedu Sunday, who opened score for the hosts inside ten minutes at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.

Sunday's goal was the difference between both teams, as the first half ended 1-0.

Rangers showed intent in the restart as they raced into a two-goal lead through Ifeanyi Ede.

Sunshine Stars battled back but Rangers got that third goal when Chikeluba Ofoedu converted from the spot to score his 11th goal of the season with few minutes to round off the game.

Rangers are now tied on 61 points with Kano Pillars but are top due to their superior goals difference.

Ede told "It's good we won by 3-0, and I also scored. The win is good for us and it takes us back to the top of the league."

Okey Emordi's team will confront second-placed Lobi Stars in a potential title clash on Matchday 37 in Katsina-Ala and round off the season at home against Sharks.

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