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Ifeanyi George rues Enugu Rangers' lost points against MFM

03:37 GMT+3 29/04/2018
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The Flying Antelopes attacker has tasked his teammates to work extra hard on converting the scoring chances that come to their ways

Enugu Rangers’ Ifeanyi George has rued the failure of the Flying Antelopes to grab maximum points from their home game with MFM which could have brightened their league title aspiration.

The seventh time league champions passed up the chance to move into the top four due to the draw played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu and George reckoned that they must be more clinical in front of goal if they are to close the gap between them and current league leaders, Lobi Stars.

“I want to say that we were all distraught by our latest result with MFM because we thought it was a match we should be winning on a good day but we were unable to win it,” George told Goal.

“We prepared for the game just like we have always done to all our matches and we went into it full of optimism that we would carry the day. We went into the game not to repeat what happened against Kwara United but we were unable to convert the few chances that came to our ways.

“We actually started the game very well and should have been in the lead but we allowed them to soak up the pressure and by the time we realized what happened it was already the end of the game. We have a lot of things to learn from our recent home matches especially and we must remain positive that we can still recoup the lost points as we face Wikki Tourists on Sunday in another home game.”

The striker, however, appeals to Rangers fans not to lose hope in the team and that it is the responsibility of their true fans to continue to support them at all times irrespective of results.

“I want to show our regrets to our fans on behalf of the team that we are sorry for the points we lost at home against Lobi Stars, Kwara United and MFM and that we are ready to make amends starting from our next game with Wikki Tourists but we will need them to continue to support us,” he continued.

“We know that our fans were not happy with us that we drew our last game but we promise to make them happy through our results in subsequent matches. We still have lots of matches to play and we know that we are going to make up for our recent unimpressive results.”