Rangers Clinch 2023/24 NPFL Title with 2-0 Victory Over Bendel Insurance

Rangers FC 2 vs 0 Bendel Insurance

Enugu, Nigeria – June 16, 2024: Rangers International Football Club of Enugu emerged victorious in the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title race with a decisive 2-0 win over Bendel Insurance FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday. This victory, which came with one game to spare, secured the club’s eighth league title and second since 2016.

Kenechukwu Agu opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, followed by a goal from Chidiebere Nwobodo in the 65th minute. The match was crucial, as their closest competitors, Remo Stars and Enyimba FC, both suffered 1-2 defeats against Sunshine Stars and Sporting Lagos, respectively. This left Rangers with an unbeatable 67-point lead.

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Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, who witnessed the match, praised the team’s performance and the revitalized spirit of Enugu’s sports legacy. “We are extremely proud of what the Rangers have achieved. This victory is a testament to the historical greatness of Enugu,” he remarked.

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State
Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State

Governor Mbah reiterated his administration’s commitment to enhancing sports infrastructure and development in the state. “Our aim is to be the best in everything we do. This success on the pitch reflects our dedication to hard work and meticulous planning. We are committed to continuing this trajectory and ensuring our players are well-motivated and rewarded,” he added.

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The Governor also highlighted the immediate improvements made to the stadium’s pitch since he took office, which have been a significant boost for the players. “Rest assured, we are focused on a complete transformation of the sports industry in Enugu, including building and upgrading world-class facilities,” he stated.

In a special moment after the match, Governor Mbah presented the Club Player of the Match award to Chidiebere Nwobodo, recognizing his outstanding performance.

Rangers’ fans and the people of Enugu State celebrated the historic win, looking forward to the continued success and development of their beloved team.