How Enugu Rangers emerged NPFL champions 

With just a match to the end of the Nigeria Premier Football League season, Rangers International re-enacted their glorious old days and now the new Nigerian champions after defeating Bendel Insurance 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu and Remo Stars losing 2-1 to Sunshine Stars in Akure respectively.

 The trio of Remo Stars, Shooting Stars and Enyimba who were on the heels of Rangers all lost their away games with 2-1 scorelines in the match day 37 of the NPFL decided Sunday across the country.

With the result, Rangers attained an unassailable lead with 67 points, while Remo is on 62 points, Enyimba is on 60 points and 3SC on 59 points.

  Rangers, who are the only Nigerian club never to be relegated since the Nigerian national league began in 1972 won their only professional league title in 2016.

 In the pre-professional football era, they were Nigerian champions in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981 and 1982.



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