Enugu Rangers’ Gbenga Ogunbote blames loss of concentration for draw

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The Flying Antelopes gaffer has blamed his players' capitulation in the dying moments of their game with the Abuja side for the draw

Enugu Rangers’ Gbenga Ogunbote has blamed his players’ loss of concentration for their draw against Nationwide League side, Supreme Court in their Federation Cup second group tie in Kano on Wednesday.

The Flying Antelopes who have won the competition on five previous occasions seemed to be coasting to a 1-0 win against the minnows before they conceded a last-minute penalty kick which Ayem Mark converted for the Abuja based side.

Ogunbote in a chat disclosed that his players’ failure to convert the numerous chances they created and their inability to remain alert for the duration of the game was responsible for their draw.

He said he expects his players to be fired up against Sunshine Stars on Friday and that he has noted specific areas they must improve on before they step out against the Owena Whales.

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“We had some careless moments in the game and this gave our opponents the energy to come at us,” Ogunbote told the media.

“If we had taken our chances during the game, it would have been a different story we are talking now. The result will make the remaining matches more interesting as we go for the broke in our last match of the group to pick the quarter-final ticket.”

Despite the draw, the Flying Antelopes are still first in group B with four points from two games while Supreme Court and Sunshine Stars are on two points each to stay second while El Kanemi Warriors are last with one point from the same number of games.