Enugu Rangers have said they hope to take this year’s Aiteo Cup back home after they staged a remarkable comeback against Nasarawa United to reach the cup final.
Ugonna Uzochukwu scored a brace with Godwin Zaki also getting on the scoresheet as Rangers fought back from two goals down to beat Nasarawa United 4-2 in Kano yesterday.
Goal hero Uzochukwu said he hopes Rangers will go all the way to win the final against Kano Pillars in Asaba on October 24.
“I am very sure that God will do it again for us in the final to bring the trophy to Enugu after a very long time,” said the experienced midfielder.
“It was very difficult (vs Nasarawa), but we gave it our all.”
Coach Gbenga Ogunbote added: “This one is gone and we give God all the glory.
“We were really stretched, but I thank God we played a good game even when we were trailing by two goals.
“We created the chances but were unlucky not to have connected before they went two goals up.
“The final will be another game with a different approach as our target remains winning the cup.”
Nasarawa United coach Kabiru Dogo blamed over confidence for his team’s ouster.
“I believe that we were over confident after the two goals and it worked against us in the end,” he lamented.