Rangers players celebrate afte edging Bendel Insurance to win league title
Rangers Players celebrate after edging Bendel Insurance to win league title Sunday

Rangers Set For CAF Champions League After League Victory

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Rangers International are to fly the Nation’s flag in the CAF Champions League next season, after winning the Nigeria Football Premier League for the 8th time.  The Flying Antelopes clinched the title, after beating Bendel Insurance 2-0, in front of their massive home fans at the Nnamidi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday.

The win took Rangers to 67 unassailable points, with one game remaining after their closest rivals, Remo Stars and Enyimba, lost 2-1 to Sunshine Stars and Sporting Lagos, respectively.

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Kenechukwu Agu put Rangers ahead after 32 minutes in the game, and Chidiebere Nwobodo increased the home team’s advantage after 65 minutes on the clock.

The win, cements the top spot for the coal Cit boys, with their final game of the season against already relegated Gombe United almost inconsequential. Rangers first won the league in 1974, followed by that of 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 2016, and now, 2024.

Aside from the CAF Champions league title, Rangers will also pocket N150 million for winning the league.

The second slot for the CAF Champions League will be decided between Enyimba and Remo Stars in the final match of the season. Enyimba will tackle Plateau United, while Remo Stars will slug it out against Kastina United. Remo stars are currently second on the log with 62 points, while Enyimba are third with 60 points.

 

 

 

 

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Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

Julius Okorie is Chief Sports and Entertainment Correspondent for Prime Business Africa. He began his journalism career with the Champion Newspaper and Sporting Champion and later moved on to Daily Independent and the Nation Newspapers. Okorie joined Prime Business Africa in 2024 bringing on board 20 years of experience in writing investigative news on Sports and Entertainment. His well researched and highly informative articles on Sports Business and general entertainment are followed by a wide range of audience.

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