NPFL/StarTimes:  We will play the game of our lives against Rangers Olanrewaju

Coach Daniel Olanrewaju

We will play the game of our lives against Rangers International FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday, was the candid expression of  head coach of Enyimba of Aba, Yemi Daniel Olanrewaju, reports

Olanrewaju admitted that he has a lot of respect for Rangers gaffer, Fidelis Ilechukwu (who is a senior colleague to him).

The match will be  live on Beta Sports channel 244 on StarTimes this Sunday at 5pm, promising to be an epic clash.

Olanrewaju would be leading Enyimba to Enugu where the two top teams at the NPFL/Times face off in an epic clash that may likely decide who wins the league title with swashbuckling Ilechukwu in the opposite dug-out. 

After hailing Ilechukwu as his senior and who would have been his boss at the defunct MFM, Olarewaju warned, “but everyone has to defend his club and try to get the job done”.

“He is a great guy I have a lot of respect for him and nothing will change no matter the results in Enugu”.

“Ilechukwu is a senior and more like a big brother to me. He left MFM when I got there and we have a good relationship”.

Still on the Matchday 35 winner-takes-all fixture, Olarewaju described it as “a tough game, league decider if you ask me. Rangers look like the favourites but we will fight till the end”

He admitted to not having much scouting of the opponents saying, “I don’t think I know them much. The way they started the season is not the way they are playing now and the formation is also different with personnel”.

This lack of deep knowledge of the Enyimba team coupled with their inability to defeat the Flying Antelopes in Aba is not something the coach is worried about. 

According to him, “if our two points had not been unfortunately deducted, we should be on the same points now.”

Olarewaju who is fondly called Yema could be described as one of the new-generation coaches in the Nigerian football ecosystem. 

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