FC Ifeanyiubah coach, Yaw Preko will return to the club's dugout after a week out when he was in his native country, Ghana, for the burial of his late brother, Koffi Nti, who died last month in the United States of America., Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Anambra Warriors will be guests of the Flying Antelopes in Wednesday's Nigeria Professional Football League matchday-26 fixture at The Cathedral - Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.
The match will be decided inside closed doors with Rangers having the last of their three match sanction imposed on them by the League Management Company, LMC, in the aftermath of the incident that overshadowed their matchday-20 clash with Gombe United.
"I'll resume duties on Wednesday during the match against Rangers", the soft-spoken former Accra Hearts of Oak gaffer told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"I traveled home for the burial of my brother, Koffi Nti, who died in the United States last month. "
"It is nice coming back to the league with a big game against Rangers.
"Yes, I want to win every single game, including this one against Rangers, so I can dedicate it to the memory of my late brother, Koffi.
"Rangers are a strong side, and as you said, it is a derby game which is always very difficult.
"I've met them before, twice for that matter . The first was during the Super Four in Enugu and again this season in the first round match in Nnewi.
"I've never lost to Rangers, and I hope to keep the records that way."
Reminded the game will be played inside an empty stadium, Preko said it will not be to the best of advertisement for the league.
"Under closed doors? What happened? "Well there is nothing one can do about it, but playing such a big game under closed doors is not the best, but the rules have to be applied."Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN