Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo has played down the defending champion’s opening loss to Abia warriors in the Nigeria Pro-Football League.
Imama said the new signings were yet to be integrated into the playing style of the Antelopes but insists it’s not an early dent in their bid to retain the title.
Runners up Rivers United beat El-Kanemi Warriors 2-1.
Former champions Enyimba secured a narrow 1-0 victory against Sunshine Stars.
Shooting Stars handed Lobi Stars a 2-0 defeat.