CAFCC: Rangers Walk Tight Rope, Hold Salitas To Draw In Ouagadougou

March 10, 2019
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Enugu Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by their hosts Salitas of Burkina Faso in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday- five encounter in Ouagadougou on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Bright Silas scored for Rangers in the game, while Ilasse Sawadego was on target for the hosts.

Rangers came close to breaking the deadlock in the 28th minute when Chimaka Madu dragged his shot from Isaac Loute’s cross wide.

The Flying Antelopes were reduced 10-men a minute later when Semiu Liadi was sent off for a second bookable offence.

The visitors took the lead in the 32nd minute when George nodded home Bright Silas cross.

Gbenga held on to their advantage until the break despite relentless pressure from the home team.

Ilasse Sawadego however equalised for Salitas seven minutes after the break.

Salitas came close to scoring their second goal of the game 14 minutes from time when Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu flapped at a cross but Loute cleared the ball off the line.

Bonsu produced a big save in the 84th minute to deny substitute Sadiku Traore from a free-kick.

Rangers missed a glorious chance deep into stoppage time when Chidera Ezeh and Godwin Aguda got in each other’s way following a beautiful pass from substitute Micheal Uchebo.

In the group’s other game, CS Sfaxien defeated Etoile du Sahel 2-1 at the Taieb Mhiri.

Sfaxien top the group with nine points from five games, while Etoile occupy second position with six points.

Rangers sit in third position with five points, while Salitas are last on the log with four points.

The Enugu club will host CS Sfaxien in their last group game at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Saturday.

By Adeboye Amosu

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