The Nigeria Police team, Crime Busters FC on Thursday held Rangers International FC of Enugu to 2-2 draw in a Grade-A friendly match encounter at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Crime Busters, who are in the Nigeria Nationwide League One (NNWL-1), gallantly forced the current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions to a draw after 90 minutes of the match.
Reacting to the result, Ebere Amaraizu, Crime Busters FC’s manager, said the outcome of the encounter showed his team’s steadfast preparation for the 2016/2017 NNWL-1 season.
Amaraizu, who also doubles as the Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, said that the keenly contested game was aimed at keeping both teams in shape ahead of their various league schedules.
He noted that the encounter was a good one for his side; adding: “It showed that the newly sign-on players were beginning to blend and shoot at target.
“The team is being exposed to strong friendly matches that will equally help to keep the boys in shape technically and tactically ahead of the league which begins on May 4.
“Crime Busters are maintaining the standard of using of U-19 and few aged players as approved by the NNWL-1 board and ratified by its congress in Abuja recently,’’ he said.
The manager charged his boys not to lose focus before and during the NNWL-1 league proper.
Meanwhile, officials and players of Rangers FC declined comments as they were visibly seen not to be happy with the outcome of the match.