Rangers International of Enugu on Sunday inched closer to break a 32-year jinx of winning the Nigeria Professional Football League title after securing a 2-1 away victory.
They beat Ikorodu United of Lagos at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta Ogun State.
Rangers who last won the title in 1984, went in front after 26 minutes through a wonder goal by man of the match Obinna Nwobodo, who sighted the Ikorodu goalkeeper was off his line and he chipped him from distance.
The exciting midfielder will then turn provider in the 39th minute, when he delivered a cross across the Ikorodu goal for , to simply tap home.
In the second half, a third Rangers goal was chalked off Ebuguchulam’s acrobatic when striker Bobby Clement helped it on on its way into the net.
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However, it was a tensed final minutes in Abeokuta after substitute Paul Duke scored for Ikkorodu United from a rather difficult angle.
With the victory, Rangers have 60 points from 35 matches with a game to go as closest rivals Rivers United and Wikki Tourists failed when it mattered most.
Rivers United, who have 56 points failed to beat visiting Abia Warriors while Wikki Tourists lost 1-0 to Shooting Stars in Ibadan.
FC IfeanyiUbah moved to third on the table after a hard-fought 1-0 home win over regional rivals Enyimba.
‘The Anambra Warriors’ now have 56 points, same as second-placed Rivers United, who enjoy a better goals difference.
Ikorodu United 1 Rangers 2
Rivers United 0 Abia Warriors 0
El Kanemi 1 Plateau 0
Sunshine 1 Warri Wolves 0
Tornadoes 3 MFM 1
Heartland 1 Kano Pillars 0
FC IfeanyiUbah 1 Enyimba 0
Nasarawa United 2 Akwa United 2
Shooting Stars 1 Wikki Tourists 0
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