Apollon Football (Public) Ltd announces the renewal of its partnership with footballer Rangelo Janga for the 2022-2023 season.
The Dutch striker joined Apollon in July 2021 on loan from Astana and made his official debut for the blue-and-whites against Zilina for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League.
He scored his first goal for Apollon against Aris in the 2nd game of the Cyta championship league.
The 2021-2022 season ended with our team winning the league and the footballer having 27 appearances and four goals.
Rangelo Janga spoke to www.apollon.com.cy about his new contract.
You will continue to Apollon Rangelo, now free from Astana. What are your first thoughts after signing the renewal of your collaboration with Apollon?
I really wanted to stay here and that’s why I’m extremely happy after this development. We had a very good season winning the league but this will be a motivation for our opponents as they will want to win the championship!
I feel that on the one hand we will be much better as we start the new year as champions, we are more experienced than last year and the bond of the team will be even stronger. This will be our advantage! On the other hand, however, I am sure that all teams will want to “kill” us.
In the new season we will definitely have European matches combined with those of the championship. How much do you think it will affect the back-to-back effort?
It won’t be easy at all, but the European games in themselves are a huge motivation for every team and every footballer. It is a great opportunity for Apollon and for us to prove that we are a strong team that will claim something better than the Europa Conference League. We want to make history!
Anyway, the next season will be historic for Apollon with the move to the new stadium.
I’m really looking forward to playing on this court! We watched it grow day by day and now it’s a large structure! Imposing for any opponent. I believe that with the support of our fans it will be a real fortress and a powerful home ground.
The presence of the fans in the last games last year was sensational and I believe that in the new stadium it will be even more dynamic! We want to continue from where we left off last year. Both as a team and as support from the fans. I have a good feeling that we can take the next step for the club, whatever that may be. Either qualifying for the Champions League groups, or winning the league in the new year.
What moment remained indelible in your mind from the season that ended?
Definitely the game against APOEL, the goal I scored and the celebrations that followed! The moments immediately after the victory with Aris, when we were officially crowned champions, are also unforgettable! The party that went on for days all over the city, the fiesta after AEK, Isra Coll performance.
Winning the championship is something unique that few can achieve. Basically, only one team every season and this year it was us! We want to experience it again.
Finally, what can people expect from Rangelo next season?
Above all and everyone is the team. I will give all of my energy in helping Apollon either by scoring or creating goals to get victories. I will give everything on the pitch!