By Monica Iheakam
Rangers International General Manager, Christain Chukwu is talking tough ahead of the club’s CAF Champions League round of 32 cracker against Zamalek of Egypt.
Bouyed by the victory over JS Soura of Algeria, Chukwu is confident the Flying Antelopes will get past Zamalek, insisting that they only respect, but don’t fear the top Egyptian side.
Rangers will be the guest of the Five-time Champions League winners in March with the return leg billed in Enugu a week later .
“We are fully ready for Zamalek. We respect them but we are not afraid of them.
“We have already started preparation ahead of that encounter.The match against JS Saoura of Algeria was an eye opener and it has put our players in continental mood”,Chukwu declared.
Rangers scaled the preliminary round on away goals rule, having played 1-1 in Algeria while Zamalek were drawn bye to the first round of the Champions League after they lost in last year’s final to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
Rangers eliminated JSS from Algeria on the away goals rule,
The overall winners will qualify for the money-spinning stage of the continent’s foremost club competition.
Rangers yesterday secured a 2-1 victory over Lobi Stars in an NPFL re-scheduled match.