Warri Wolves in ‘operation no mercy’ for Burkinabes
Want to win CAF Cup for Uduaghan
PLAYERS and officials of Warri Wolves are dreaming of winning this year’s CAF Confederations Cup as a mark of honour for Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State. The team is also hoping to win the trophy to usher in the new governor who will emerge in April.
Wolves returned from Bobo Dioulasso two weeks ago singing victory song after beating their host Racing Bobo FC of Burkina Faso 1-0 in the first leg of their encounter.
The second leg of the match earlier scheduled for Sunday, March 1, at the Warri City Stadium has been moved back to Saturday, February 28, and players and officials of Warri Wolves say they will approach the game with the determination it deserves.
An advanced team of two men from Burkina Faso arrived Warri Tuesday to prepare ground ahead the arrival of their 29-man delegation from Bobo Dioulasso on Thursday.
An official of Warri Wolves told The Guardian Tuesday that they are determined to win the trophy this time around as a mark of appreciation for the financial and morale support the club had received from Governor Uduaghan in the last eight years. “We also want to win the title to usher in the new governor,” the official said.
Also speaking with The Guardian yesterday, team captain of Warri Wolves, Goodluck Onamado, said that they will approach the return leg on Saturday as if their lives depend on it. “We are going into the return leg with a slight advantage because we won the first leg in Dioulasso, but we have vowed never to relent until the second leg is won.”
Also yesterday, Media Officer of Warri Wolves, Moses Etu said that the team had been given enough motivation to deal with the visiting Burkinabes on Saturday. “Immediately after the first leg in Dioulasso, players and officials of Racing Bobo FC promised that they will turn the table against us in Warri. We won’t allow that to happen.
“The match will hold on Saturday, which is February 28 even though our normal day of playing our home matches is Sunday, but there is no cause for alarm.
We are fully ready for them. They have a good team, but we are not taking them for granted,” Etu said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of Warri Wolves, ex-international, Davidson Owumi, has appealed to soccer fans in Warri and its environs to come out and cheer them to victory on Saturday.
“Our fans should come out in their thousands and make the stadium uncomfortable for Racing Bobo FC. The fans have a way of contributing to the success of the team with their noise and support.
“We have done our best by giving the players the motivation they need and I am very optimistic they will do Delta State and Nigeria proud,” Owumi said.
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