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Fatigue cost us MFM's game, says Rangers' Clement

20:49 GMT 26/02/2017
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The topflight champions have been made to execute several games within few days and the striker has attached their recent loss to its negating effect

Bobby Clement blames the ‘very tight’ scheduling of matches for Enugu Rangers’ loss at Mountain of Fire and Miracles FC on Friday.

The Nigeria Professional Football League defending champions are currently competing on two fronts – the Caf Champions League and the topflight.

And prior to the duel at the Agege Stadium, Imama Amapakabo’s side had played two games in quick succession. A factor the towering striker believes affected their performance in the 2-1 loss to Fidelis Ilechukwu’s men.

“I feel very sad, I feel disappointed because this is not a game we are supposed to lose but all the same we thank God for the result,” Clement told Goal.

''I’d say I feel very sad and fatigue came to play because the game schedule was very, very tight, so I’ll plead to the LMC to help us with adequate spacing of the fixtures.''

Although MFM’s Sikiru Olatunbosun’s 32nd minute was the main talking point of the match, Clement also had a moment of his.

With the Flying Antelopes two goals down the striker threatened to force a comeback with a wonderful curler that left MFM’s goalkeeper rooted to the spot.

 “I just tried the shot and it came through. I’d been trying shots and they were not going through and I tried that one and it came through.”