'We had to resort to the wisest option'- Enugu Rangers’ Gbenga Ogunbote unimpressed with Remo Stars home ground

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The Flying Antelopes gaffer had to instruct his players to play safe because of the condition of the playing surface of the Sagamu pitch

Enugu Rangers head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has asserted that he warned his players against risking anything and guard against potential injury in their goalless draw against Remo Stars at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu on Wednesday.

The Flying Antelopes won the reverse fixture 5-2 last weekend in Enugu but they were unable to penetrate through the defence of the Sky Blue Stars who lost two precious points and have gone three games without a win.

Ogunbote while speaking on the away draw stressed that he told his players to play the game cautiously because of the condition of the playing surface so that they do not add to the injuries they are already battling with.

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“It was a very difficult match for us but we thank God for the result we were able to achieve,” Ogunbote told the media.

“For me, I believe that it was two points dropped on one hand and one point gained on the other. The pitch was very difficult for my players and we had to resort to the wisest option to get a result.

“We continue our challenge and push for the top three finish. It was an avenue for us to go in search of the three points but it is better to settle for one point than to lose all. We will go back home and think of what we must do as we face Niger Tornadoes in Minna this weekend.”

Enugu Rangers are in the third spot in the Nigeria Professional Football League Group A table with 16 points from seven games.