Sunday Mba and Chigozie Agbim will miss Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup tie versus Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien as they are away with Nigeria.
Both players were among the nine home-based players who flew into Germany Friday morning ahead of a training camp to prepare for a Super Eagles friendly against Mexico in the United States of America.
Rangers coach Okey Emordi stated that they will cope in the absence of the internationals.
“Rangers would have been stronger with the presence of Agbim and Mba in the team to tackle CS Sfaxien, but we have to make do with what we have. There are capable players to take their place and their absence will not be felt too much in the game,” he said.
“I expect to see a very tactical game from the Tunisians but if we get it right from the blast of the referee’s whistle, victory is certain.”
Rangers Media Officer, Foster Chime, noted:“Without these two players, Rangers will recored victory against the Tunisians.
“They are a tough side, but I strongly believe that we have all it takes to win and would ensure we make the return leg a mere formality.”
Rangers have been boosted by the return of defence strong man Cyril Oriaku, who rejoined the team after recovering from an ankle injury, while Ekene Iwuorie and Senegalese import Pape Ousmane Sane are all available for selection after injury lay-offs.
The kick-off time for Sunday’s third round, first leg match is 3.30 pm Nigerian time with Kenyan match officials handling proceedings inside the main bowl of 18,000-capacity Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.