Two goals in each half some momentary loss of concentration by Rangers backline that gifted F.C Ifeanyiubah a two goal life line was the hallmark of match day 5 of NPFL 2019 Championship playoff as seven time Nigeria league champions, Rangers ran away with a 4-2 victory over the ‘Anambra Warriors’ at Agege township stadium, Lagos.
The Nnewi boys started the brighter of the two sides with their incisive play that was check mated by the duo of Okey Odita and Akpos Adubi ably supported by Christian Madu in his defensive midfield position.
Chiamaka Madu shot the ‘Flying Antelopes’ into the lead on the first time of asking on 6th minute as his half volley from the edge of the box settled into the corner of the net after been set up by Godwin Aguda.
Chidera Ezeh’ speculative shot on 42 minutes took a wicked deflection off Jimoh Gbadamosi to nestle in the net for Rangers second of the day as both teams retired for the interval.
With only three minutes into the second stanza, Christian Madu added his name on the score sheet with a long range effort that beat Okoro Anthony in goal for the Nnewi side.
A momentary loss of concentration by Rangers backline allowed the Uche Okagbue tutored side to score two quick goals on 51 and 55 minutes through Ezeh Chibuike who got a brace in this encounter and set up a feverish last thirty-five minutes.
Godwin Aguda, however calmed frayed nerves on 63 minutes as he slotted home from the spot after the referee spotted a handball incidence in the box of F.C Ifeanyiubah.
With the win, the coach Olugbenga Ogunbote tutored side earned a ticket to represent the country in next season’ continental club actions after ‘Oriental Rivals’, Enyimba International dismantled Akwa United 3-0 in the second match of the day to emerge champions of the 2018/2019 league season.