By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
Title holders Rangers International could not hold their own yet again as Niger Tornadoes drew their first away point in the 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League season with Chidiebere Ajoku striking hard to secure a deserved draw on match day five at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu.
Rangers started the game on a promising attacking style but Tornadoes goalkeeper Mustapha Aliko was at his best to deny Rangers the sparks of their fireworks.
Godwin Aguda however broke loose to give the Flying Antelopes the lead at the Cathedral, scoring a rebound off Bobby Clement free kick in the 40th minute.
The Ikon Allah side quickly got themselves back into the game and their incursion into the vital areas were menacing as interchange of passes between Ebenezer Odeyemi, Christian Attah and Ajoku became a handful of problems for Rangers defenders.
The celebrations of Enugu fans was cut short as Attah and Ajoku broke away with combinations from the centre to beat Rangers defence line then for Ajoku to tip the ball over Ghanaian import, Nana Bonsu, to level scores.
Tornadoes had lost all of their previous away games this season but they battled well and frustrated a Rangers side lacking a cutting edge in attack.