Remo Stars football club are looking to cause a major upset in the NPFL this weekend when they take on Rangers International in Enugu, according to their assistant coach, Daniel Ogunmodede.
The Sky Blues are away at the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium, home of the Flying Antelopes, in an NPFL week 12 tie on Sunday.
The tie will see both sides battle for the third time in their history, but the first this season due to Rangers’ participation in the CAF Confederation Cup, CAFCC.
The home side are favoured to win this encounter having won one and drawn the other of their previous two matches against their Southwest visitors.
However, speaking to ACLSports.com, Ogunmodede says that they are ready to cause an upset against their hosts in Enugu especially given their current position on the league table.
“Our plan presently is to get out of the position we are on the table because we are not happy and comfortable,” Ogunmodede said. “We want to get a comfortable position and the only way to do that is to win matches.”
“I don’t think Rangers International are a wounded lion, they tried their best on the continent, they are one of the best in the country presently and we must respect that.”
“They are a good side even coming back from their defeat, they lost narrowly. We are going to take the game to them and respect them as a good side but at the same time our mission is the priority.”
Despite losing five of their six away matches this season, Ogunmodede, who will be in charge against Rangers with head coach, Kennedy Boboye, away on national duty with the U23s, remains optimistic the Sky Blues will end their poor away run at the Cathedral.
“It is possible for us to get our first away win against the Flying Antelopes and like I said earlier, our mission is for us to get out of our current comfortable, all cost,” he added.
“The boys know what is at stake though not comfortable but we actually want to be comfortable and we are working towards been comfortable.”
Remo Stars currently find themselves 10th in Group A on 11 points from 10 games while Rangers are seventh on 12 points from just five matches.