Rangers new signing Daniel Etor and Godwin Aguda tormented the FC Ifeanyi Ubah defence at the start of the mind-pulsating encounter inside an empty Abuja National Stadium.
In the 33rd minute, FC Ifeanyi Ubah Ghanaian-born defender, Kojo Bah was sent off after his second booking for a late tackle. The Nnewi outfit suffered further setback when captain Olamilakan Adeleye was forced by injury to give way to Stephen Eze.
Both teams struggled to thread passes on the bumpy Abuja National Stadium pitch as the first half ended with neither side getting on the scoreboard.
Despite their numerical advantage, Rangers were disappointing with ‘The Anambra Warriors’ the more enterprising team. Yaya Kone shone for FC Ifeanyi Ubah at the restart of the game.
Rangers introduced Ocheme Edoh for Etor late in the contest, but they still failed to break down their opponents forcing the game to be decided on penalties... IfeanyiUbah won the shoot out by 4 - 3.