It was another come-from-behind win for the reigning Nigeria Aiteo cup champions, Rangers International F.C as the coach Olugbenga Ogunbote tutored side defeated Ethiopian cup champions, Defence Force S.C 3-1 in the second leg, preliminary round of Total/CAF Confederation cup 2018/2019 to make it a double over the East Africans for a 5-1 aggregate win.
As the match wore on, Rangers gradually settled into the game and pushed back the host but were unlucky not not to have leveled up before the 36th minute when Bright Silas slammed home an inviting cross from Isaac Loute.
On 40 minutes, Godwin Aguda dusted himself after he was upended in the box to slot home from the spot for Rangers second goal of the day, before Kelvin itoya crowned it all with the third goal for the day.
Rangers coach, olugbenga Ogunbote said at the post match conference, “First of all, we thank God for the victory against a good side that loves to keep the ball but failed to do the needful when it mattered.
Captain of the Rangers , Okey Odita, said, “It was a good game and we thank God for the victory. We played against a good side but we showed experience that took us above them.”
With this result, the seven time Nigerian league champions have qualified for the first round of the competition and await the winner between Algerian and Liberian champions in less than two weeks.