ENUGU RANGERS HAVE PYRAMID TO CLIMB FOR ESTEEM REVIVAL

Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers will be hoping for a form-revival as they host continental debutants, Pyramids FC of Egypt in the group stage of the CAF Champions League.

In the domestic front, Rangers have been very unimpressive and have lost two home games in an arena that was hitherto seen as their fortress.

A technical assistance had to be offered the team as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seconded former national team coach, Salisu Yusuf to assist in stemming the sagging fortunes of the only top division club in the country that has never been relegated since national league started in 1972.

Yet the club has been honour-starved for many years. Yet, their opponents today also do not belong to the rank of continental powerhouses.

Pyramids, who are making their debut in continental competitions, will be looking to shake off a disappointing domestic run when they meet Rangers.

They drew three out of their opening six matches in the Egyptian Premier League, a modest return given their hopes to challenge Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek for the coveted title.

Pyramids will continue to miss key playmaker Abdallah El-Said and striker Ahmed Ali against Rangers due to injuries.