If being useless was a club - Enyimba face fans' blacklash after late heartbreak against Rangers

Enyimba, the NPFL defending champions. (Photo Credit: Imago)

If being useless was a club - Enyimba face fans' blacklash after late heartbreak against Rangers

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:57 - 20.12.2023

Enugu Rangers held NPFL champions Enyimba to a share of the spoils in the Oriental derby.

NPFL champions Enyimba International are battling a wave of backlash from fans after a late heartbreak against rivals Enugu Rangers

Supporters have expressed frustration on social media after the People’s Elephants were held to a 1-1 draw by Rangers during the Oriental derby on Wednesday evening. 

Enyimba vs Rangers: What happened 

Nigeria youth international Daniel Daga turned out to be the villain as Enyimba’s title defense suffered another setback against Enugu Rangers in Aba in the NPFL. 

The intense clash between the two Oriental brothers was keenly anticipated, with both teams living up to the pre-match hype after the 90.

Enyimba rising star, Daniel Daga. (Photo Credit: Enyimba/X)

Mbaoma Chijioke’s stunning finish opened the scoring after just 12 minutes of play.

However, with the Elephants looking to hold on to their slim lead, Daga was caught on the ball by Kazeem Ogunleye, who let fly from ranger to beat Super Eagles goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke.

Enyimba's scorer Chijioke Mbaoma.

Enyimba fans react

After the goal from Ogunleye, three minutes from full-time, supporters of the Elephants took to the club’s social media account to express and voice their discontent. 

The fans could not believe that the defending champions failed to hold on to their lead, with some blasting not just the final result but also the general performance of Finidi George and his champions.

Enugu Rangers celebrate.
Enugu Rangers celebrate. (Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated/X)

Here are some of the fans and what they had to say about another dropped points for the two-time CAF Champions League winners.

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