Abdul Maikaba says his Rangers team is in shape to nip the 3 points at stake against Sunshine Stars to ensure that the club’s targets are realized at the end of the season.
The Flying Antelopes lock horns with Sunshine Stars at the Akure Township Stadium in a Matchday 13 fixture of the Nigeria Premier Football League.
“Sure, no two matches are the same but I strongly believe that we shall emerge victorious in the game against Sunshine Stars. I know that they made some mid-season recruitments and have been doing well since the start of the season including snatching a draw in our home fixture, but we are determined to get the result we desire,” said the vastly experienced gaffer.
Maikaba said further, “In our first meeting, it ended in a 1-1 draw with a late penalty kick lost but we are focused on playing our game on a very good pitch to achieve the result we need for a push-up on the league table.”
Recall that in the reverse fixture, the encounter ended in a draw as Sunshine Stars did not yield much ground to pressure from the home side in a match played inside Awka City Stadium in a Matchday 3 encounter with the goalkeeper, Mustapha Lawal being the reason for them having a share of the spoils with some superlative saves that includes a late penalty kick.
Rangers are currently placed 7th on the Group B log with 13 points from 12 matches while the Akure side, under Coach Edith Agoye occupies the 6th spot with 17 points from 11 matches.