Rangers International of Enugu midfielder, Ifeanyi George has vowed that he and his colleagues in The Flying Antelopes will do the best they can not to be affected by the recent jinx that has hit Nigerian football from Togo, as he says The Coal City side will go full throttle against the West African country’s club, ASCK, in the final of the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers, megasportsarena.com reports.
Following the final stage draw that placed Rangers head-to-head against the newcomers from the Francophone nation, George said the recent double-loss suffered by the home-based Eagles against Togo shows what is at stake, hence the need for the Enugu-based club to be careful.
Classifications that emerged from the draw conducted at Hilton Pyramids Golf in Cairo, show that Rangers, who beat AS Pelicans of Gabon in the previous round will travel to Togolese champions, ASC Kara for the first leg of their encounter, while Nigerian champions, Enyimba of Aba will face TS Galaxy of South Africa for a place in the group stage.
Enyimba will host Galaxy in the first leg while Rangers will travel to Togo first on the 27th of October with the return leg scheduled for 3rd November, from which the winner of the playoffs progresses to the group stages of the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup, for which George said during Mega Sports on Star 1010.5 FM, Lagos that The Flying Antelopes will work harder in order to win.
George revealed: “We promise there will be no complacency. In fact, we are approaching this game with everything we have. We know Togo beat the home-based Eagles twice in recent matches, so we know that they are dangerous and we want to be ready for them. We know that this is the last match before the group stage and we want to qualify. We will work hard for it.”