Rivers United Inflict Heaviest Defeat On Rangers, Go 5th On Log
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By Amaechi Agbo
Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt Thursday inflicted the heaviest defeat of the season on Group A leaders, Rangers International FC of Enugu in the rescheduled Matchday 9 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL in Port Harcourt, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Port Harcourt boys trashed the former champions 3-0 to condemn the Flying Antelopes to their second consecutive away loss in the season.
Rangers, after going 13 match uneaten recently, saw the feat crumb with two losses including a 2-1 loss to Bendle Insurance last week.
Rangers were without their talliesman, Seka Pascal in the two matches after he was red-carded against Bendel Insurance in the first half of their encounter last week Thursday.
Malachi Ohawume opened the floodgate of goals a minute before the half time.
Wasiu Jimoh consolidated the score line in the 62nd minute following a neat pass while any hope for the Coach Ogunbote side to recover was dashed when Nelson Esor put the scoreline out of the reach of Rangers with the 3rd goal on the 80 minute.
However, despite the defeat, Rangers still maintain leadership of Group A of the NPFL 2018/19 season with 31 points, 8 points more than their today’s oppoenets who are placed 5th with 23 points