Enugu Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu said he was not under any pressure to deliver when he came on to replace first choice goalkeeper Olufemi Thomas who had a terrible day at the office conceding three goals in the final of the Aiteo Cup played at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta state.
The Ghanaian shot stopper was Rangers’ first choice goalkeeper under Imama Amakapabo in 2016 and was key to the team winning the Nigerian Professional Football League that season before losing his spot to the veteran safe hands Femi Thomas.
After conceding three goals and Enugu Rangers trailing in a performance he will hope to forget in a hurry, coach Gbenga Ogunbote introduced Bonsu who kept Rangers in the match after Kano Pillars danger man Junior Lokosa’s close attempt.
Bonsu reacting to the game said he was not under any pressure to prove his mettle. “I was brought in to do my job and I am happy I did it well. I know the pressure was on me as we had scored two and Pillars wanted to score at least one more goal to make the scoreline safe for them. I thank God for my performance.
Not playing regularly did not affect my performance because everyone knows what Nana can do. I know I lost my spot because of the injury and from my actions on the pitch you can see that I still have what it takes to be up there.”
Coach of the team Gbenga Ogunbote said the decision to make the goalkeeping substitution was purely tactical and he is happy it paid off.