Enugu Rangers coach, Gbenga Ogunbote said his side deserve to win the Nigeria Football Federation  Aiteo Cup after they came back from the dead to level up at 3-3 against Kano Pillars in the final played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State on Wednesday.

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Pillars were coasting home to victory, but Rangers with 15 minutes left to play dug in, leveled up and won the penalty shoot-out.

“We stepped it up then and I think it would have been unfair on the lads to lose on penalties.

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“It’s a nice trait to have. I think we did enough to win the game in second half.

“We’ve got a bit of class and he can do that week in and week out.

Ogunbote said his keeper Nana Bonsu deserved some praise.

“It was a great game for the neutral. We thought we did enough with that late goal. It was a great strike from Ajani.”

Meanwhile Kano Pillars have given its players a two-week break. According to the club’s media officer, Idris Malikawa, the players are expected to resume training on November 9 for preparations ahead of the 2018/2019 season.

Malikawa said “ Only Players who were contacted on phone by the management should return to the club at the end of the break period”

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