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Rangers coach Amapakabo says Rivers United was easy to beat

After a 4-0 rout over title contenders Rivers United on Sunday, Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo said he foresaw an easy victory prior to the game.

Amapakabo was speaking after the latest win returned his side to the top of the Nigeria Premier League table.

“I understand Rivers United very well and I am quite happy with the win.

“I told my players (before kick-off) this was going to be one of the easiest games we will play this season.

“To be honest, I did not know we would win by this margin but we will gladly accept it as it was deserved,” he said.

Rangers are now top of the NPFL standings with 54 points from 32 matches, one point more than United, who drop to second having played the same number of matches as the ‘Flying Antelopes’.

A shell-shocked Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma praised Rangers for their win but promised that his charges would pick themselves up from the set-back and soldier on.

“We have never lost like that (in our history) but then, this is football where anything can happen.

“We will take the defeat in good faith and go back to work harder to come back stronger,” he told Rivers United Media.

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