Rangers, Heartland No Grudge Game But Classic – Ilechukwu


Fidelis Ilechukwu insists the Rangers versus Heartland Oriental Derby is no grudge game but a classic.

His Naze Millionaires lock horns against the Flying Antelopes in a friendly game today at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

Its a second meeting between the sides in five weeks as they step up preparation for the 2019/20 season.

‘Camara’ told OwoSports.com, “Oriental Derby is always a classic not minding if it happens in a friendly or league proper.

“The game against the Flying Antelopes could be the last top class friendly for my team before the kickoff of the 2019/20 domestic football season.

“We want to access the departments in team with the tune-up game.

“In one of them, I intend to use some new players with a view of knowing their capabilities and if they understand my playing philosophy.

“The result from today’s is not much of a concern for me but how my players can interpret all that they have learnt in my training sessions.

“However that’s not to say the Naze Millionaires won’t fire up all its cylinders to getting the best from the game, as results is always the talking points from fans.

“We want to use the period to get it right going into the season as our fans expect the best from us.”

Recall the Flying Antelopes beat the Naze Millionaires 4⃣-2⃣ in Okigwe in the reverse fixture.


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