Rangers vs Ingas: Antelopes fly past NLO side to lift FA Cup title in style

Rangers players with the FA Cup title.

FEDERATION CUP Rangers vs Ingas: Antelopes fly past NLO side to lift FA Cup title in style

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:21 - 09.03.2023

It was a one-sided affair in the Enugu State FA Cup final that saw Rangers and Ingas produce six goals, two stunning free kicks, and a brace.

NPFL giant Rangers International have been crowned champions of the Enugu State FA Cup after a stunning six-goal thriller in the final at the Rangers Practice Pitch, Independence Layout in Enugu on Wednesday.

Rangers showed their class against NLO side Ingas FC following a comprehensive and convincing 5-1 thrashing in the one-sided FA Cup final.

Rangers were no match for their NLO counterparts in the FA Cup final.
Rangers international lift the Enugu FA Cup title. Rangers are FA Cup champions in Enugu.

Godwin Obaje was the star of the match for the Flying Antelopes following a late second half brace from the reliable striker.

Match in brief

2016 NPFL winners Rangers went into the FA Cup final as clear favourites and didn't disappoint their fans in at the Practice Pitch inside Independence Layout.

Rangers set for FA Cup battle.
Rangers coaching crew. Enugu Rangers ready for Ingas in FA Cup final.

Rangers got to business early on in the match when fullback, Chidera Ezeh, opened the scoring in the seventh minute with an excellent free kick.

A mazy solo goal by Innocent Gabriel doubled the lead for the Flying Antelopes eight minutes later as Abdul Maikaba looked to run away with the title early on to deliver on the promise made to Rangers fans.

Ezeh set Rangers on their path to FA Cup glory in Enugu.
Chidera Ezeh opened the floodgates in the FA Cup final for Rangers with a stunning free kick. Rangers thrash Ingas in Enugu FA Cup final.

Ingas would not go down without a fight and looked to have made it a real final when they pulled one goal back just before the half-hour mark.

Okorie Chiedozie lived up to his name when he stepped up to drill home the second free kick goal of the game to bring scores to 2-1 at the break.

Obaje netted two late goals for Rangers in the FA Cup final.
Two-goal hero Godwin Obaje nets one of his goals in the FA Cup final for Rangers. Obaje double for Rangers in the FA Cup final.

The second half

In the second half, it was all Rangers as the Flying Antelopes came back from the break with venom led by that man Obaje.

Chidiebere Nwobodo was the first to add to the score line when he restored Rangers’ two-goal cushion in the 57th minute.

Maikaba promised Rangers fans the FA Cup title and delivered.
Rangers manager Abdul Maikaba lifts the FA Cup trophy. Maikaba lifts the FA Cup title for Rangers.

Two goals in three late minutes from the reliable Obaje wrapped up proceedings at the Independence Layout to seal another State FA Cup crown for the Flying Antelopes.

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