Maikaba upbeat about Rangers chance in the Federation Cup

Maikaba upbeat about Rangers chance in the Federation Cup

Rangers head coach Abdul Maikaba admits his side underachieved this season after missing out on the Super six play-off.

The Flying Antelopes ended their league came with a 1-1 draw against defending Champions Rivers United at the Awka City Stadium on Sunday.

Austin Onyemaechi and Chidiebere Nwobodo combined to score the opening goal of the match for Rangers at the quarter-hour mark.

The visitors got their equalizer on 50 minutes when Chidiebube Duru’s well-struck free kick nestled in the top corner of the net.

“Actually, we are supposed to have won this game in the first half.

“We created a lot of goal-scoring opportunities earlier in the game but we did not utilize them and against the run of play, through a set piece, Rivers got their equalizer.”

“It’s part of it in football. So, I believe that the team has tried even when this was not what we planned for at the start of the season.”

With the draw, Rangers end the abridged season, Group B with 21 points from 18 matches scoring 16 goals and conceding the same number to place 8th on the log.

They will now shift attention to the Federation Cup 2023 with a Round of 16 fixtures against NNL side, F.C Ebedei of Ekiti scheduled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

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