Jubilation as Rangers clinch League trophy after 32-year’s wait


Football

By our reporter

(Enugu, Nigeria) The city of Enugu was in wild jubilation after Rangers Football Club of Enugu won Nigerian Professional Football League after a 32-year’s wait.

Rangers whitewashed visiting El Kanemi 4-0 on the last match day of the season played at the “Cathedral”, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday evening.

They had come into the game with one grip on the shield, being on top the log with 60 points while their closest rival, Rivers United were at 57 points.

However, if anything had gone wrong for Rangers and should Rivers defeat Akwa United in Uyo, it would be decided by goals differences.

Rangers went all out from the blast of the whistle with Chisom Egbuchulam opening scores very early in the game with a well executed spot kick. Osas Okoro doubled the lead before the half time mark while Chisom got his brace in the second half following a beautiful combination with Nwobodo and Okoro.

Chisom returned to the box to finish up a hat trick after substitute, Ifeanyi Egwim was hacked down in the box by goal keeper Yekini Kazeem who was immediately red carded.

The evening in Enugu would represent the most momentous football carnival in the history of African football with a multitude of joyous fans on hand to celebrate the return of Rangers to glory after 32 years. The atmosphere is indescribable with non-stop replays of Mexican waves and returns of the club’s anthem, “Holy Holy Holy, Enugu Rangers, another champion.”
Overwhelmed with joy, Rangers’ coach Imama Amakapabo said he was optimistic from the beginning of the season that Rangers will finish with the title and they worked hard for it.

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