NPFL MD18: How Plateau Caged ‘Flying Antelopes’’ Legs In Jos
They went, thought they could fly as usual but the plateau was not level for them to manoeuvre as Plateau United defeated Rangers International FC nicknamed the “Flying Antelopes” of Enugu 2-1 in the NPFL match on Sunday,
The three points at stake in matchday 18 of Nigeria Professional football league 2020/2021 season encounter between the host Plateau United Football Club of Jos and the visiting Enugu Rangers International Football Club of Enugu played at the Jos Township Stadium, on Sunday 28th March, 2021 which the visitors almost sheared the points with host was denied when Itodo Daniel headed in the ball following a corner kick in 70th minutes.
Godspower Aniefiok had equalled the goal difference in 13th minutes of play after Kenechukwu Agu layed the pass for him immediately after a well surprised taken short courtesy of Oche Ochowechi of Plateau United in 12th minutes from outside the 18 yard box hit the net.
Despite the loss, both teams fought for the victory and played same diamond formation with ball circulation at the midfield following instructions from two former Assistant Coaches of Supper Eagle’s Abdul Makiba and Salisu Yusuf respectively.
According to Coach Mangut Mbwas after the match, “Rangers came with the hope of countering the Plateau side because we know how good they are in ball circulation, but at the end of the day, we are unlucky”.
This victory for Plateau has placed them in 9th position with 25 points and Rangers on the 5th position down from second she was with same 30 points alongside the 4th placed Nasarawa United but on goal difference.
Next Rangers match is billed to take place on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu against Enyimba of Aba. The match day 19 of Nigeria Professional football league 2020/2021 season will bring the first stanza to an end. The second stanza will follow up almost immediately after.
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