Nigeria’s only surviving club in continental soccer contest, Rangers International will today host Angola’s Recreativo Libolo in the first leg second round qualifiers of the the CAF Champions League at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu with an aim to win and progress to lucrative group stage.
But according to Rangers coach, Okey Emordi, it will be a tough match for the his team, but the motivation of being the only Nigerian club standing in the Champions League will spur them to posting a convincing win over the Angolan club.
“I expect a very tough game from the Angolans but I am very sure that we shall overcome them. By God’s grace, we shall find our range that day so as to make the return leg a mere formality,” said Emordi, who led Enyimba to second champions league title in 2004.
Striker Sanusi Sani also admitted that the Angolan club will be a tough nut to crack.
“It won’t be an easy match but we are ready for the task. We are in good form ahead of the game and have been training hard for it.
Our target is to win by a wide margin to make the second leg easy for us. I will be happy to be among the goal scorers but victory, a convincing one, is the priority,” he said.
Rangers beat Vital’ O of Burundi 2-0 on aggregate to reach the second round, while Recretivo Libolo ousted Sudanese Al Merreikh 4-2 on aggregate after winning home and away. Last season Sunshine of Akure dumped the Angolan side from the champions league.