Recreativo Libolo of Angola have now joined the race to sign Sunday Mba who made a goal scoring debut for Rangers in Angola on Saturday.
Recreativo advanced to the group stage of the CAF Champions League with a 3-1 aggregate score after their victory in the return leg on their home soil. Rangers had earlier played a goalless draw with the Angolans in Enugu a fortnight ago.
Recreativo president Rui Campos told MTNFootball.com that he was ready to break the bank to have Mba, so as to boost their chances of making it to the knockout round after they piped Rangers to the group stage.
“Yes we are happy to have qualified for the group stage of Africa top club competition and we are not resting as the challenge will surely become tougher,” Campos said.
“We are going to recruit more quality players to help us actualize our dreams and Rangers’ No. 8 (Sunday Mba) is a sure target for us.
“We are ready to go the long length to have him play for us because he is a special player.”
Meanwhile Recreativo striker Joah Thomas also described Mba, who got Rangers’ only goal of the match as a player who will add value to his club.
“I think he will be a good buy for us should we pull it through,” Thomas said.
The striker also believes his club deserved to remain in the Champions League at the expense of Rangers.
“It was good we qualified ahead of Rangers. We played better and deserved to win after the first leg ended scoreless,” Thomas added.
“I am not disturbed that I did not score. What really mattered was for the team to win matches.
“Ahead of the group stage, I know we have a lot of work to do and from here, anything can happen.”