Enugu Rangers bounced back from their recent dip in form with a resounding 4-1 victory over Gombe United in a pulsating Nigeria Premier League clash at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Coal City boys treated their home crowd to a five-goal thriller and displayed new attacking prowess and defensive resilience in equal measure, Footballrover reports.
A First-Half Flurry Sets the Stage for Enugu Dominance:
The opening 45 minutes were a rollercoaster of emotions for both sets of fans.
Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu’s Enugu Rangers, eager to erase the memory of their narrow defeat to Bendel Insurance, took the lead early through Godwin Obaje’s clinical strike.
Obaje doubled the advantage before halftime, coolly converting a penalty to send the home faithful into more excitement.
Second-Half Onslaught Cements Enugu’s Victory:
Rangers maintained their attacking momentum after the break, with Chukwudi Nwobodo adding a third goal just past the hour mark.
The 20-year-old winger, seemingly a Gombe United nemesis after his decisive goal in their last encounter, proved his worth once again.
Not to be left out, Kelechukwu Agu sealed the deal for the Rangers with a stunning free-kick five minutes from time, securing their biggest win of the season so far.
While Gombe United managed a consolation goal through Wasiu Alalade, it was just a footnote in Enugu’s dominant display.
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Despite the convincing win, Enugu Rangers remain ninth in the standings, five points ahead of Gombe United but still seven points behind league leaders Remo Stars.
However, this emphatic victory at the Cathedral is a clear statement of intent, revealing their potential to climb the table in the coming weeks.