𝐁𝐲 𝐄𝐣𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐭𝐮𝐦𝐨
Enugu Rangers new playmaker, Kazeem Ogunleye, made an unforgettable debut with a stunning 35-yard wonder goal in the 7th minute of their match against Remo Stars. However, despite Kazeem’s early heroics, Enugu Rangers ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat as Remo Stars mounted a comeback.
Kazeem’s goal not only wowed the fans but also secured him the title of the fastest goal of the season, surpassing Sunshine Stars’ Emmanuel Oge’s 9th-minute strike on the opening day of the NPFL season. His immediate impact showcased the promise that had surrounded his signing from Plateau United during the summer transfer window.
Despite the early lead provided by Kazeem’s goal, Remo Stars showed resilience and determination, mounting a comeback to secure a 2-1 victory. Enugu Rangers, while disappointed by the loss, can take solace in the fact that they have a talent like Kazeem Ogunleye in their ranks.
After the match, Kazeem Ogunleye addressed the media and reflected on his debut and the team’s performance. He said, “Scoring on my debut for Enugu Rangers was a special moment for me, and I’m grateful to the fans for their support. However, it’s disappointing that we couldn’t secure the win. We need to regroup, work harder, and focus on our upcoming matches.”
Kazeem also praised his teammates and expressed his confidence in their ability to bounce back from the defeat. “We have a talented squad, and I believe in our collective strength. This setback won’t define our season, and we’ll continue to strive for success in the Nigeria Premier Football League,” he added.
Kazeem Ogunleye’s remarkable debut goal was a shining moment in an otherwise challenging match for Enugu Rangers. As they move forward in the season, they will look to build on their strengths and learn from their setbacks, with Kazeem Ogunleye poised to play a pivotal role in their quest for success.
Enugu Rangers will return home to face Niger Tornadoes in matchday 3.