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Glo Premier League: Warri Wolves whip Nasarawa United 4-1, after flood-induced delay


NasarawaWarri Wolves Football Club beat visiting Nasarawa United 4-1 on Sunday, after the Warri Township Stadium authorities had to keep the pitch suitable for football following a three-hour downpour.

The downpour had kept the pitch flooded and it looked unsuitable for the week eight fixture in the 2014/2015 Glo Premier League, and the match had to start behind schedule.

This was after the hosts had adopted several methods to remove the flood from the pitch.

Pumping machine and little children with buckets and other objects of scooping water were engaged to drain the water to a
considerable level before the match commenced at 4.40 p.m.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a similar incident had occurred at the same stadium on April 26, when Warri Wolves were to host Heartland FC.

The match had to be shifted to the following day, and this time around there were already fears of a similar solution.

But the pitch was made suitable after some efforts, and the hosts duly took the lead 19 minutes after play got underway, following a penalty kick by Oghenekaro Etebo.

Gbolahan Salami extended the lead in the 27th minute after an assist from Freedom Omafumen.

Joseph Eyimofe Joseph in the 44th minute made it 3-0 with a shot from outside the penalty box.

In the second half, the visitors began the game by dictating the pace and taking total control of the midfield.

The hosts defence soon cave in under much pressure, resulting in the visitors scoring through Esosa Igbinoba in the 62nd minute.

Omafume Freedom later restored the hosts’ three-goal advantage by making it 4-1 in the 83rd minute.

In a post-match interview, the coach of Nasarawa United, Kabiru Dogo, said his boys played well but lost to the officiating “which was not too fantastic’’.

On the other hand, the Technical Adviser of Warri Wolves, Paul Aigbogun said his boys played according to his instructions.

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