Ogunbote Stands Tall In CAF Confederation Cup


Rangers International of Enugu coach, Gbenga Ogunbote is standing tall, after his side beat against Defense Force SC of Ethiopia 2-0 in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup preliminaries’ round, and says they will hold their own in the second leg next week, footballlive.ng reports.

After Wednesday’s win at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, Ogunbote vowed that The Flying Antelopes will not play a defensive game during the reverse fixture in Addis Ababa next Wednesday and said they will be ready to face any kind of situation and weather they meet in Ethiopia.

Ogunbote said he is even looking beyond the second leg, as he believes The Flying Antelopes can get as far as the final.

The former coach of Sunshine Stars, Shooting Stars and Enyimba, as said he has no fears about high altitude during next week’s match in Addis Ababa, as he plans to beat Defense Force at their backyard in Ethiopia.

Ogunbote fired: “We are aware we are going to play in Ethiopia. We also know that they have high altitude, but that won’t be a problem.

“The score line should have been healthier, but, all the same, 2-0 is a good result in international game.

“We are not going to Ethiopia to play defensive game. We have a two-goal cushion but that is not reason we should go and park the bus.

“I always aim and work for my today to be better than my yesterday. In this regard, I expect to go (to the final) this time with Rangers.”


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