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Ilechukwu satisfied with Antelopes pre-season games in Uyo

Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed satisfaction with the Flying Antelopes pre-season games in Uyo vs Enyimba International and FC ONE Rocket.

Ilechukwu tutored Enugu Rangers International FC played 1-1 draws in both games on Sunday August 13 at the Uyo Township Stadium .

Enugu Rangers Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and Enyimba International FC Head coach Finidi George
Enugu Rangers Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and Enyimba International FC Head coach Finidi George

The first of two pre-season friendlies was vs reigning NPFL Champions Enyimba International FC. Ilechukwu’s Antelopes surrendered a 1-0 lead via a Austin Okpara own goal to draw 1-1.

The game vs FC ONE Rocket produced same result but Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu was satisfied with the performance and is optimistic the team will be ready for the NPFL season.

Ilechukwu said “Looking at the game against Enyimba, I give it to them as they have been together for a longer period. At the same time, I commend my players for the way we played in containing them. But for the last-minute mistake, the result would have been there for all to see.

” We are still building and I am optimistic that we shall be ready to hold our own should the season kickoff today. Enyimba possessed more balls in the game but we created more scoring chances but took only one.”

“For the match against F.C One-Rocket, it was also very interesting as we had to feature entirely new personnel and the NNL side pushed us back but with substitutions in the second half, we took charge of the game and went ahead but a little loss of concentration gifted the equalizer. In all, I am satisfied with the output of my players.” he concluded.

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