Rangers of Enugu manager Imama Amakapabo says he was disappointed with his side’s display in the offensive third but commended their efforts towards ensuring a positive result.
Rangers went a step closer to the league title on Sunday after coming from behind to deny defending champions Enyimba maximum points at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt.
Imama who was once an assistant coach at Enyimba during his time in Aba in an exclusive interview with 366football.com said: “One point against Enyimba on Sunday was massive and it means we’ve been able to keep our heads above water. I told my player ‘go into this final nine games as if every game is a final’.
“We’ve played the first of the nine final games. We hope to play the second of the final games in the nine games series. Right now I don’t look at home or away point, every point counts. Where ever we dig it from, where ever we are able to get it from, I think they count most importantly.
Assessing the overall performance level of his team, Imama added: “I think today we didn’t actually lift it. We were guilty of giving the ball away so many times in the offensive third which is not our style of play. Having said that, I think it wasn’t a bad show.
Enyimba took the lead through Chukwude Stephen on the stroke of half time but Rangers drew leve seconds later through Godwin Aguda in a game that witnessed a barren second half.
The score draw meant that Imama and his lads have now returned to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table after last weekend’s major setback where they dropped points at home against Lobi Stars.