Super Eagles duo Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun were in action for combined 160 minutes as Rangers made mincemeat of Motherwell away Sunday in the Scottish premier league.
Both stars as usual started for the Steven Gerrard tutored Rangers underscoring their importance in the team as they have become a must start. While Aribo was in action for 82 minutes before giving way Scott Wright.
Balogun who only recently scored his first goal for the Super Eagles in the qualifiers, was on his part in action for 78 minutes before making way for Benjamin Simpson.
Nigeria born Calvin Bassey and Rangers left-back was however in action for the full duration of the match.
Born in Italy, Bassey is eligible to play for Italy, Nigeria or England at international level. The Sunday tie could best be described as a harvest of goals for Gerrard and his boys scoring six goals and with a deserved three points to show for their effort in front of 7,740 spectators at Motherwell’s Fir Park stadium.
Zambia ‘s Fashion Sakala’s brilliant hat-trick helped Rangers come from behind to thrash 10-man Motherwell 6-1 to move four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Bevis Mugabi’s impressive finish had given Motherwell a 13th-minute lead, only for the champions to hit back in style to go ahead after two quick-fire goals just before half-time.
And when Motherwell skipper Stephen O’Donnell picked up a second yellow minutes later, the match was over, with Rangers taking full advantage as Glen Kamara’s low shot made it 4-1.
With city-rivals Celtic dropping points on Saturday, Rangers knew a win would see them open up a four-point lead at the top of the table and after a sticky start at Fir Park that is exactly what the champions did.