Enugu Rangers head coach Gbenga Ogunbote has apologized to the club’s numerous fans across the world over the shambolic performance in their last two CAF Confederations Cup games against Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel which has seen them drop to third on the group stage log.
Ogunbote and Rangers had a near perfect scorecard in the CAF championship going on an eight-game unbeaten streak before their back to back losses to the North African giant.
The former Sunshine Stars of Akure gaffer after apologizing has also called on fans of the team to continue giving their support as they head out to Face Salitas FC of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on Sunday also calling for fervent prayers.
He said; “My message to Enugu Rangers fans, first of all, is to apologize for the last two games. I still want them to have confidence in the team, believe in us, pray for the team, wish us success in this game we are going for.”
Salitas remains the weeping team in the group and yet to win any game either home or away. Rangers trumped over the side in their first group stage fixture in Enugu and Ogunbote believes they can do it the second time. “Since we have defeated them once, we can equally do it again. We know we are going for a tough game but by God’s grace, we’ll come out unscathed.”
The game is billed for the Stade du 4 Aout by 5 pm Nigerian time with the Confederation of African Football appointing Morrocan referee, Noureddine El – Jaafari to take charge of the game.