Ogunbote lauds Enugu Rangers' never-say-die attitude

Ogunbote lauds Enugu Rangers' never-say-die attitude
Al-Zamalek player Stanley Ohawuch (R) in action against Enugu Rangers player Charles Henlong (L) during the African Champions League

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Feb 15, 2019. 10:00

Enugu Rangers coach Gbenga Ogunbote was impressed by the team's never-say-die attitude against CS Sfaxien in the CAF Confederation Cup clash on Wednesday night.

The Nigerian giants went back to their base with a precious point and top spot of the group after drawing 1-1 with Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien in their Group B Day Two clash away in Sfax.

The draw kept Rangers at the top of the standings despite tied on four points with Sfaxien following an encounter which was played at the Taieb Mhiri Stadium in Tunisia.

Both goals were less than two minutes apart. Ala Marzougui was the first to score for the home side on 71 minutes before Pape Ousmane Sane evened the score a minute later.

"It was a good game; no one expected it to be easy. We were playing against a team that has won the CAF Confederation Cup before," Ogunbote said.

"We thought it would be more difficult. The winning mentality exists in our team. The moment we conceded, we knew that we cannot lose to CS Sfaxien.

"You say Rangers, you never say die. We managed to take back home one point and that’s a positive result."

Rangers will be away to Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel on match-day three of the Confederation Cup group stage.

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