Enugu Rangers fears no team in Africa, Chukwu boasts
Enugu Rangers most successful captain, Christian Chukwu has declared that the Flying Antelopes are in the CAF Confederation Cup to win the trophy despite the presence of two North African sides in their group.
Enugu Rangers are in the Group B of the competition with Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien, two teams that have won the competition at different times. Salitas of Burkina Faso is also in the group.
Speaking on Rangers chances in the competition, Chukwu, who as captain led the team to victory in the Cup Winners Cup in in 1977, said the Flying Antelopes know how North African teams play following their meetings over the years, adding that the Enugu side would prepare adequately for the group stage of the championship.
The former Super Eagles coach, who is also Rangers Technical Adviser, advised the Aiteo Cup champions’ fans to relax, saying the team is 100 per cent focused on excelling in the African championship.
“Rangers is delighted to have come this far in the CAF Confederation Cup and we are not scared of any team in our group.
“The North African teams in Rangers’ group also see the Nigerian team as a threat to their campaign because this is not the first time we are meeting.
“We would approach every game with all seriousness. The coaches’ would monitor each team and see how we can over run them home and away. There is no cause for alarm,” he said.
Rangers FC will begin their campaign in the Confederation Cup group stage against Burkina Faso’s Salitas before facing their North African opponents.
The winners and runners up of each group in the Africa championship will advance to the quarterfinals of the knock out stage.