Rangers move out of relegation zone as Rivers Utd nail Remo Stars
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Rangers move out of relegation zone as Rivers Utd nail Remo Stars

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Rangers move out of relegation zone as Rivers Utd nail Remo Stars

Nigeria Champions Enugu Rangers bounced back from their defeat to Sunshine as they piped league leaders Plateau United 1-0 in a rescheduled matchday 14 game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Wednesday.

Plateau United had come into the contest on the back of a four-game unbeaten run and were expected to give the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Rangers problems from set-plays.

But Rangers’ goal was scored by Daniel Etor in the 22nd minute of the game.

The win was Rangers’ sixth this season, while Plateau United have now lost four league games.

Plateau United however remain top with 35 points while Rangers now move to occupy 16th place on 22 points but with a game in hand.

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In another rescheduled matchday 18 NPFL game also on Wednesday, Rivers United edged Remo Stars 1-0 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

Rivers winger, Bernard Ovoke, showed signs of returning to his best with a mesmerising display capped with a goal in their win over the bottom club.

The winger slammed home Emeka Ogbugh’s low cross from close range after impressive work by Ivorian forward, Guy Keumian; and the goal was enough to secure the win for ‘The pride of Rivers’ who picked up their sixth win of the campaign.

With the win, Rivers United have moved up from 17th to 13th on the log on 24 points.

Remo remain bottom of the league on 19 points after 19 games, but head coach Fatai Osho is confident his side will avoid the drop from the league.

“There are still 19 matches to be played and I am confident we will avoid relegation at the end of the season,” he said after the defeat.

 

 

 

 

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