Sunday, February 5, 2023

NPLF: Rangers plot win against Katsina United

“I can assure you that with everything being in the right place, a win against Kastina United is not negotiable.”

• December 10, 2021
Rangers International FC and Katsina United

Rangers International FC of Enugu is hopeful for a win against Katsina United in its first match at the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

“Starting the league well will take unnecessary pressure off our team. It will also stabilise the mental state of the players as the league progresses,” said Rangers coach Abdul Maikaba said on Friday. “We are ready for the new season, and I can assure you that with everything being in the right place, a win against Kastina United is not negotiable.”

The League Management Company (LMC) approved December 17 for the commencement of the new season.

Maikaba, however, acknowledged that the “only obstacle before us is the distance and weather.” 

“These are the two things that work against teams in Kastina,” explained the Rangers gaffer. “By this time in the far North, the air is dry because of the harmattan. So, you cannot play with the same energy we use to train here.”

Maikaba also mentioned that the team needed a better travelling plan, allowing the players to stay in Katsina for two days to acclimatise.

“We are preparing the players to let them know that everywhere serves as home,” added Maikaba.

The coach stressed that winning trophies and picking a continental slot at the end of the season made him join Rangers FC.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Bandits and Former Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai

NationWide

Buhari has indeed subdued Boko Haram: Buratai

The former COAS said non-kinetic approaches were necessary to ensure total victory, including the deradicalisation of the terrorists.

Peter Obi Credit Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

Politics

Cash Crunch: Peter Obi begs Nigerians to bear with Buhari regime

The Labour Party candidate threw his weight behind the currency redesign, saying that the exercise has long-term economic benefits.

An image Anambra Fire Service Truck

States

Anambra recorded 119 fire outbreaks in 2022: Official

The fire incidents were attributed to careless handling of fires and other inflammable materials.

Tukur Buratai, Bola Tinubu

Politics

Ex-army chief Buratai solicits support for Tinubu, APC

“The foundation laid in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari must be carried on,” Mr Buratai said.

Pervez Musharraf

World

Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf is dead

Mr Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital after a prolonged illness, military sources confimed on Sunday.

Hot season

Health

Kano, Katsina govts express readiness to handle disease outbreak during hot season

Both government said they had set up committees on the outbreak of diseases, and had stocked their health facilities with drugs and vaccines.