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Warri Wolves set for El-Merreikh’s challenge


Warri Wolves getting set for Sudanese challenge on Sunday

Warri Wolves getting set for Sudanese challenge on Sunday

• Anything can happen in Sudan, says Okowa

Their 1-0 home defeat notwithstanding, the management of Warri Wolves is optimistic qualification to the next stage of the CAF Champions League is still possible.

Wolves, one of Nigeria’s representatives in the competition was beaten in front of their home by visiting El-Merreikh of Sudan last weekend at the Warri City Stadium in their second round first leg match.

The return leg will take place this weekend in Sudan and players and officials of Warri Wolves are confident they can get the job done away from home. The team is expected in Lagos today and will jet out tomorrow.

Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, the chairman of Delta Sports Commission, Tony Okowa said hope of qualification is not lost yet saying: “If the Sudanese can come to Nigeria and get a win, what stops us from beating them in front of their home fans. It is possible and that is what will happen in Sudan.

According to Okowa, players of Warri Wolves have put behind the agony of the home defeat and are looking forward to the challenge in Sudan.

It was learnt yesterday that Wolves 32-man team would depart Warri this morning for Lagos. “We will spend the night in Lagos and depart for Sudan on Thursday. We know that many Nigerians have written off our chances of making it beyond this stage, but in football anything can happen. The El-Merreikh team we played in Warri is a good side, but they are beatable. We have learnt from our mistakes and we pray things work out well for us this weekend in Sudan,” the chairman of Warri Wolves, Moses Etu said.

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