Rangers eye second-leg comeback against Zamalek
— 19th March 2017
By Paul Erewuba
RANGERS International of Enugu will today at the Nnam- di Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu host Zamalek of Egypt in the return-leg of the second round of CAF Champions League round of 32. The Enugu Antelopes were hammered 4-1 by their guests in the first leg played in Egypt.
Ahead of today’s encounter, Rangers manager, Imama Amapakabo believes that his side can overturn their 4-1 first- leg defeat when they host the Whites. Amapakabo hopes that ‘gods of football’ will help his side do the unexpected as they need to win by a margin of three or more to eliminate Zamalek.
“Despite the fact that we lost 4-1 in the first leg it does not mean we cannot change the tune of the music here in Nigeria. “The first leg has come and gone and we have moved on. The important thing is that I have my team intact and I be- lieve we will perform wonders at home.”
Continuing, Amapakabo says he has faith in his side’s abil- ity to comeback: “We know it won’t be an easy match but we are banking on the fact that we want to maintain the jinx we have broken in the league after 32 years.
“We intend to do the same in the continental club cham- pionship because it has been a decade since Rangers represented Ni- geria in the CAF Champions league.
“The truth is that we will put in our best to score goals and carry the day and qualify to the group stage, I pray the players will step up their game and make use of the chances that will come our way,” he concluded.