The Flying Antelopes have assured that injuries to some of their players would not affect their season as they compete on three frontsThough Enugu Rangers lost some of their key players to injuries in the first round second leg of their Caf Champions League clash against Vital'O of Burundi last Sunday, a top official of the club has admonished the Flying Antelopes' fans and supporters to stay calm.
Rangers lost Valentine Iwuorie, Ousmane Sane and a couple of others to various degrees of injuries in the second leg tie and had to play the last 10 minutes of the encounter with a man less after a player was forced off due to injury after they had exhausted their substitution quota.
But in a chat with Goal.com, the chief coach of the club Monday Odigie explained that the club was happy that the objective of defeating the Burundian opposition was realised and that other things accrued from the tie would be addressed in the coming days.
The former Golden Eaglets coach who expressed displeasure at the standard of the game exhibited by Rangers' players affirmed that all the errors noticed would not recur in the second round against Recreativo de Libolo of Angola.
Odigie admitted that the Flying Antelopes struggled with injuries but calmed their fans and supporters not to be bothered as their injured stars would soon resume training to further bolster the squad.
"I am happy that our objective to qualify for the next round was achieved but to be frank with you, I am not impressed with the way we played and goal scoring opportunities that were not utilised.
"We struggled with injuries but still at that we ought to have buried them with goals than the two we got early in the game.
"Injuries are part of the game but it was not a good experience to lose such experienced defender very early in the game and others that got injured during the course of the game. We shall analyse the extent of the injuries sustained and how to find a solution in coming days," Odigie assured.
Rangers qualified 2-0 on aggregate through early goals by Uche Oguchi and Efe Yarhere against Vital'O of Burundi and they will have their hands full against the Angolan side that eliminated Sudanese giants El-Merreikh.