Rangers coach Salisu Yusuf says his ‘immediate task is to win” against Rivers United in their postponed Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) opener on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
The former Super Eagles coach says the Flying Antelopes are well-prepared for the trip to Port Harcourt and are confident of grabbing maximum points against the Pride of Rivers.
Both teams met earlier this month in the final of the Tico/Select preseason tournament in Enugu which Rangers won 2-0.
“Yeah, the immediate task is always to win,” the former Enyimba coach said ahead of the clash with Rivers United.
“We’ve worked so hard and believe we can have a good result there (Port Harcourt).”
With three competitive CAF Confederation Cup games under their belt already – the latest, a 2-0 win against Bloemfontein Celtic in South Africa under a week ago, Stanley Eguma’s men are expected to be in prime shape for victory.
However, Salisu Yusuf says he is unfazed about the form of Rivers United on the continent, adding that no two games are the same.
“It’s football – you can win today and lose tomorrow,” he said. “The most important thing is that we know what we want to play and we know what we are going to do to get result. That’s our own.
“We believe that in football, you can get result anywhere. People can get result here and they can get a negative result in the next match. But they are all looking for a positive result.”
Wednesday’s match between the former NPFL champions is slated for 4pm at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium.