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Chiamaka Madu affirms Enugu Rangers readiness for NPFL restart

2:38 PM EDT 8/31/18
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The Flying Antelopes midfielder has asserted that their performance against Lobi Stars on Sunday showed their readiness for NPFL restart

Enugu Rangers’ Chiamaka Madu has stated that beyond the 1-1 draw they played against Lobi Stars on Sunday the way they played the game has confirmed to them that they are ready for the Nigeria Professional Football League restart.

He said they played a very good game and should have beaten the league leaders had they taking their chances but that the positive from the game is that they able to contain the Pride of Benue and would be firing on all cylinders when the league resumes.

The former defunct Sharks midfielder charged his teammates to step up their game better than they did against Lobi Stars and strive to take their opportunities better so that they can improve further in the league table.

“We played a 1-1 draw but beyond the scores, we played a very good game and should have beaten Lobi Stars without a trace,” Madu told Goal.

“We used the game to assess our readiness for the resumption of the league and from the way we played and how we gave Lobi Stars a run for their money, I can boldly say that we are ready. Our opponents will see the best of us when the season restarts.

“We just have to work on few basic things so that we won’t just be playing for the sake of it. We need to convert our chances better. We are creating the chances but we must score more of these opportunities so that we don’t end up paying for it.

“We were told that the game against Lobi Stars was meant to put us in shape for the restart of the league. It was a good test for us and we shall try to correct the mistakes noticed.”

Rangers scored first in the 25th minute through Ifeanyi George before Lobi evened the tie in the 63rd minute through Anthony Agbaji.