Nwaodu Chukwudi stepped up in the second half, finding the back of the net twice, and propelling the Coal City outfit to a commanding 4-1 triumph at the Awka City Stadium.
The match commenced with a surprising 13th-minute goal by Kano Pillars’ Mohammed Yakubu, sending shockwaves through the home team’s supporters.
The first half eventually concluded in a 1-1 deadlock as Godwin Obaje converted a penalty to pull Rangers International FC back into the game.
During the second half, Isaac Saviour broke the tie, making it 2-1 in the 53rd minute.
However, it was Nwaodu Chukwudi who quickly stole the spotlight, adding two more goals for the Coal City club, thus completing his brace.
This impressive 4-1 home victory against Kano Pillars propelled Rangers International FC to 10 points after completing five rounds of matches this season, temporarily securing their place at the top of the table.
Moving forward, on Thursday the Flying Antelopes will be visiting the Lafia Township Stadium, where they will be hosted by Lobi Stars.
In other NPFL clashes, Bendel Insurance left their home fans disappointed, settling for a goalless draw against Akwa United at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Meanwhile, at the Pantami Stadium in Gombe Township, Gombe United narrowly edge past Plateau United with a lone goal from Sadiq Shuaibu.
This electrifying NPFL matchday showcased thrilling performances and surprising results, others to follow up tomorrow.