• Short Summary

    Rangers Football club of Nigeria defeated Ghana's Accra Great Olympics 2-1 in Lagos on Saturday (March 15), to move smoothly through into the next round of the African Clubs Championship.

  • Description

    Rangers Football club of Nigeria defeated Ghana's Accra Great Olympics 2-1 in Lagos on Saturday (March 15), to move smoothly through into the next round of the African Clubs Championship.

    Earlier this month, Rangers had won their away leg in Accra 2-0, and a record crowd of 50,000 people turned up at Lagos National Stadium to see the return.

    They soon had something to cheer about. Rangers took the lead in only the fifth minute, with a goal from inside-right Kenneth Abana. Ten minutes later, Rangers scored again. A long throw-in bounced into the goalmouth, and left winger Ogidi Ibabuchi headed Rangers' second goal.

    Though the Ghanaians later pulled a goal back, they were unable to make any real impact on Rangers, who go through to the next round with a 4-1 aggregate in their favour.

    SYNOPSIS: Kicking off in the all white strip--Rangers Football Club of Nigeria, playing the second leg of their encounter with Accra Great Olympics in the African Clubs Championship. Rangers, unbeaten during an incredible twenty-six month run of success, had already won the away leg in Accra earlier this month. So with a two-nil lead already in their favour, Saturday's return match in the National Stadium, Lagos looked like a mere formality.

    During the early stages, Rangers did most of the attacking. And they were soon giving the record crowd of fifty-thousand people packed into the stadium plenty to cheer about.

    After just five minutes, Rangers scored. Inside-right Kenneth Abana netted after a quick attack up the left wing. Only the defiance of goalkeeper Boitier prevented Rangers adding a couple more goals during the first ten minutes.

    At the other end, Rangers' goal-keeper Emmanuel Okala thwarted a counter-attack, tipping the ball over the crossbar for a corner as the Accra side strove for the equaliser.

    But Great Olympics failed to make much use of the corner, the Rangers were soon surging upfield in the search for further goals.

    Rangers went further ahead after fifteen minutes. A long throw-in into the goalmouth, and Ogidi Ibabuchi was there to head home. Later, Accra managed to pull one goal back. Final score: Rangers two, Accra one.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACAV9CJF9MFMK82GY1TYXLWGI
    Media URN:
    VLVAACAV9CJF9MFMK82GY1TYXLWGI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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