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Rangers players showed courage against Mathare

Rangers players showed courage against Mathare

16 Apr 2018, 21:00

Posta Rangers had to dig deep to dispatch table toppers Mathare United 2-1 in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match, played at the Camp Toyoyo on Sunday 15 April and the team’s head coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo has appreciated the courage that his charges exhibited in the highlight clash of the weekend.

Coming into the game Rangers were trailing their opponents by nine points and had suffered defeat in their last outing against Zoo FC and were in desperate need of a win, to avoid losing more ground in the title race.

An early onslaught on goal saw them two goals to the good inside the first quarter of an hour and they would not relinquish their lead, even after Mathare had pulled one back in an explosive first half full of attacking play.

Their composure to hold at bay one of the form teams in the division who had come into the game off the back of four straight wins and had only tasted defeat once has been lauded by Omollo.

Tough Against Good Team

He said: We had a plan which we executed perfectly. It was always going to be tough against a very good team who are in top form, especially after we took the lead. To take the lead that early and not crumble at some point in the game shows the character that this team has and I appreciate the  courage that they have shown.

The win propels Rangers up to fourth on the standings with 17 points, six behind Mathare who remain top with 23 points.

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