Rangers players set to return from short break
Players and coaches of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Rangers International F.C have started returning from the one-week break, necessitated by the national elections, to start preparations for the outstanding M.D 8 fixture against Rivers United and the second round fixtures.
Under the guidance of the chief coach, Mbwas Mangut, and assistant coach, Benedict Ugwu, the players were taken through several drills to knock them in shape for the task at hand.
“We need to work harder in training so as to have a good start in the second round just as we are hopeful of getting a good result from our outstanding match with Rivers United.
‘We did not get it right in the first stanza, but I believe that the second round would witness a different approach and results,’ said coach Mangut.
Before embarking on the one-week break, the players were charged to make the holiday a worthwhile exercise challenging them to maintain their fitness level.
“We are going on this break not that we are comfortable with our position on the table but for the sake of national civic duties.
‘I charge you to be upright in this short period so that when you return, we shall have what it takes to challenge and catch up with those at the top of the log,’ said barrister Ferdinand Ugwuarua, Administrative Secretary of Rangers.
Coach Abdul Maikaba on his part, said, “I urge you to make the one-week period an active rest. I expect us back with much vigor, vitality, and determination to turn the tide in our favor in the second round of the season.”
The second round of the 2022/2023 NPFL Abridge season is expected to commence on March 25, 2023, with Rangers trading tackles with Bayelsa United. The rescheduled encounter against Rivers United will happen on March 15, 2023, in Port Harcourt.