Rangers international defensive midfielder Ugonna Uzochukwu has praised the Flying Antelopes for showing desire in their 2-1 victory over Bantu FC in the Total CAF Confederation Cup, reports Futbalgalore.com.
On Sunday afternoon inside the 20,000 capacity Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Rangers earned a valuable win over hosts Bantu F.C with a 2-1 score in the first leg, 2nd 1/16th round of Total Confederation cup 2018/2019 encounter.
Bright Silas and Aguda Godwin were the scorers for the coach Olugbenga Ogunbote side who let in a late goal off the boot of 26-year-old South African import, Lazola Jokojokwane.
Silas shot Rangers in front on 20 minutes connecting beautifully with a Chidera Eze’ inch perfect cross while Aguda increased the lead on 87 minutes with another Chidera’ assist to send the travelling delegation into wild jubilation.
However, a little loss of concentration from the backline of the seven time Nigerian league champions allowed the hosts to halve the deficit as Jokojokwane Lazola scored from a tight angle on 90 minutes.
“We showed the desire to win and the team really deserved to win.”
“Thanks to Almighty God and Nigerians for believing in us,” the former Chippa United midfielder enthused to Futbalgalore.com.
“Despite the hurdles the team faced before getting to Maseru, everyone put their heads high and played a very good game.”
“We all vowed to win the first leg match and our lofty dreams was achieved.”
“We are promising that the job will be completed in the second leg at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium,” he added.
Rangers will take on the Lesotho League champions in the return leg slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu on Sunday, January 20, 2019 with the aggregate winner qualifying for the group stage of Total Confederation cup 2018/2019.