Enugu Rangers Chief Coach Mbwas Mangut has set a top-four target for the Flying Antelopes this season.
Rangers bounded up to fifth in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League with a 1-0 victory over 2nd placed Rivers United at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on matchday 24 on Sunday.
Former Delta Stars coach Mbwas was recruited alongside former Super Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf to turn the side’s season around following the dismissal of former manager Benedict Ugwu who was sacked in November with the club in 19th place.
After an extended rocky spell that left Rangers in relegation waters in January, Mbwas and Yusuf have masterminded a resurgence that has seen the 7-times NPFL champions lose just two of their last 13 matches.
They are unbeaten in their last four and are only behind 4th placed Kano Pillars on goals difference with both sides on 34 points after 23 games.
The upturn in form has coincided with their ouster from the CAF Confederation Cup allowing the Enugu-based side concentrate on their domestic woes and complete their outstanding matches.
And Mbwas believes the Fly Antelopes are well on their way to a place in the top four at the end of the season.
“Well, l we came while the team was really down and now gradually we are taking steps. So we play, we take every game as it comes, and our dream is to see that we end up at the top four,” he said.
Rangers are next in action in Uyo where they take on Dakkada International in a matchday 25 fixture.
Dakkada beat Rangers 2-0 in the reverse fixture which saw former Rangers manager Benedict Ugwu sacked on the touchline with the stadium announcer blaring out his fate before the final whistle.