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NPFL: Rangers coach Maikaba talks tough ahead of Rivers United clash

NPFL: Rangers coach Maikaba talks tough ahead of Rivers United clash

Abdu Maikaba, the head coach of Rangers, believes his team can win all three points when they face Rivers United in a Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 34 match on Sunday in Awka.

The Flying Antelopes hope to finish third in the NPFL and qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

Rangers cannot afford a defeat against the Port Harcourt club with Enyimba, Remo Stars, Kwara United, Akwa United, and Sunshine Stars hot on their tail.

Despite the enormity of the task ahead of them, Maikaba is confident that his team can complete it.

“Naturally, this is a top-of-the-table encounter and my players have shown that threat and determination to return to winning ways after some not too impressive results from our last two fixtures.

“With what was on display in our last training, I am positive going into the match with Rivers United and I believe that we shall get the result we work for at the end of the match,” Maikaba told the club’s media.

“We are not unmindful of what Rivers United is bringing for this encounter, the best-attacking side, the best defensive side with one of the leading scorers of the season and we respect them for all that but by no means intimidated.

“We will play our normal game with a firm belief that we can get the result that we need at the end of the day. Our target is the maximum points and by God’s grace, we shall get it at the end of the match,” he added.

When the two teams met earlier in the season in Port Harcourt, Rivers United won 1-0.

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