- Enyimba lose 1-0 to Algeria’s Paradou
- Enyimba and Rangers sit at 3rd position as both Nigerian representatives struggle.
Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Sunday 29 December 2019 in Mauritania secured an away point by playing a goalless draw with FC Nouadhibou in Matchday 3.
The draw shines a glimmer of hope for the Coal City Club which has been struggling of late in national and international competitions.
The Club sits uncomfortably on the third position with three more games in hand in the group stage of the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup.
Match statistics show that Rangers dominated the game including recording six corner kicks with the host having none, indicating the sort of pressure mounted by the Nigerian side.
Match kick off was 8.00pm local time at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya.
The Salisu Yusuf tutored side had Nana Bonsu at the goalpost, Tope Olusesi, Ugwu Uwadiegwu, Uche John and Traore Issif at the defence line while Tony Shimaga, Chiamaka Madu and Kenechukwu Agu were at the midfield and Obinna Eleje (replaced by Chinonso Eziekwe in the 64th minute), Ibrahim Olawoyin (Kelvin Itoya 83′) and Nnamdi Egbujuo (Sadick Abass 87′) led the attack.
Rangers could not convert any of the created chances into a goal both in first and second half. Match statistics show that Rangers dominated the game including recording six corner kicks with the host having none, indicating the sort of pressure mounted by the Nigerian side.
Ugwu Uwadiegwu, Tony Shimaga, Nnamdi Egbujuo and Kenechukwu Agu (Oloko) had tested the goalpost severally but the goalkeeper was awake on duty and blocked their shots
Rangers will play its next continental match by 5.00pm on 12 January 2020 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.
This will be the return leg of the match with the same Club, FC Nouadhibou of Mauritania.
Rangers will before then return to the Nigerian Professional Football League, where the team will be hosting FC Ifeanyi Uba on January 8 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu by 4pm.