Enugu Rangers vice captain Tope Olusesi has expressed unequivocally that Rangers 1-0 win over Pyramids FC of Egypt was good for the team’s prestige even though it proved abortive at long run following El Masry’s 1-0 victory against Mauritania side Noaudibou which effectively knocked out Rangers out of the group stage of the CAF Confederation cup.
Olusesi speaking in a chat with www.brila.net after the game said it was a game that also earned Rangers a modicum of respect and testament that they are not a push over side. He also revealed that it was obvious tension in Rangers camp who were all hoping to see the Mauritania side deny El Masry a win which would have handed Rangers a life line but had such hopes dashed when El Masry netted a late winner.
“It was a very good game we won, and it was not that painful for us yes we started badly but we knew that definitely we were going to get a good result. The El Masry team had a late winner and after our game were just hoping and watching to see the El Masry game against Nouadibou. But at least we came here to prove that we are not a push aside team and we fought so strongly. I am happy we had a very good result even though we are not qualifying. It’s a good thing that we had to protect our prestige as Rangers.”