By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
A brilliant goal scored by Daniel Etor was all Rangers International Football Club needed to secure a 1-0 victory over Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC on Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
The hosts started the game brightly and left the visitors chasing their own shadows while the Flying Antelopes were flashing the passes across the length and breadth of the field.
The Saraki Boys after taken a while to settle into the game were dangerous going forward as Mohammed Mohammed pinned Papic Ousmane to his territory leaving Ugwu Uwadiegwu to the Senegalese rescue.
Etor who was one of the most outstanding players on the field, picked a pass from Charles Helong, the former ABS FC attacker outsmarted three players before he buried the ball to Abdullahi Boje’s far right.
ABS FC Coach, Henry Makinwa introduced Adeshina Gata to stop Osas Okoro from assisting his attack, a tactics that paid off for the former Rayo Vallecano attacker as the Flying Antelopes’ right wing back remained in his territory since Gata came on.
After the goal, the Flying Antelopes got gripped of the game again and finished the first half on a high note.
The Makinwa wards are the better side for the most parts of the 2nd half but an experienced midfield Marshalled by Obinna Nwobodo and Chiamaka Madu were hard knots for ABS attackers to crack.