By Diegwu Nwankwor,
Rangers International head coach Gbenga Ogunbote has described his team’s comeback victory over Nasarawa United in the semifinals of the Federation Cup as ‘heroic and touch if bravery’.
Rangers came from being two goals down at half time to winning 4-2 at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano and Ogunbote was full of praise for the way his team played the 2nd half.
‘My boys were simply awesome and showed a lot of character and determination’ Ogunbote told Diegwu Sports.
‘Their performance was simply heroic and full of bravery. We had our backs against the wall and we reacted positively taking a lot of risks because we had nothing to lose and it paid off’
As regards the performance of Ugonna Uzochukwu who scored a brace in the 2nd half, Ogunbote praised his professionalism and experience.
‘He is well experienced having travelled around and use to such scenarios, he also has Rangers blood running through his veins, this is his 2nd spell with the club. He showed a lot of professionalism and composure upfront and today it was important for us to have someone like him in team.’
As for the final against Kano Pillars, Gbenga Ogunbote said he was looking forward to the challenge.
‘It’s going to be a big game, two teams full of traditional, experience and habit of playing such big matches. It’s 50:50 and we going to go back prepare and give our best for that match, try to win a trophy for our people and the good people of Enugu State. If we put our best and with a little luck, I believe we will be victorious.
Rangers International will face Kano Pillars on October 24 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba.