Injuries Threaten Rangers’ Title, Continental Hopes
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Enugu Rangers coach Gbenga Ogunbote has revealed that his team is battling with the twin problem of fatigue and a long list of injuries which could potential mar their title and continental hopes this season, Bestchoicesports.com.cn can report.
Ogunbote‘s disclosure is coming ahead of the highly-anticipated Oriental Derby clash between the Flying Antelopes and their fierce rivals Enyimba in Aba this weekend.
Speaking after Rangers won Enugu State FA Cup with 4-1 victory over Star Plus FC on Sunday, Ogunbote confessed that injured players are now being used for matches.
“We were affected by fatigue as we have played a lot of matches this week and my 16 players are down at the moment.
“I was forced to introduce some of my players who are nursing injuries. We won the trophy which is a big motivation so the players will still play with knocks, but that is dangerous because the league is getting tougher each match” Ogunbote told the club’s official site.
Rangers are the defending champions of the Aiteo Cup and they are also leading Group A of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with 6 points gap.