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Heartland star Owoeri close to Warri Wolves switch

Former youth international John Owoeri is close to rejoining his hometown club Warri Wolves, officials have revealed.
“We are negotiating a transfer with Owoeri,” top official Timi Ebikagboro said.

The Heartland forward, who was recently cleared of drugs charges by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), featured for Wolves when they were known as NPA Seasiders.

The Orange CAF Champions league match between Heartland FC of Owerri and TP Mazembe FC of Congo DR held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Heartland FC won 2-0. L-R, Tshizeu Kanymbo of TP Matembe FC of Congo DR contesting the ball with John Owoeri of Heartland FC of Owerri. Photo by Sylva Eleanya.
The Orange CAF Champions league match between Heartland FC of Owerri and TP Mazembe FC of Congo DR held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, Heartland FC won 2-0. L-R, Tshizeu Kanymbo of TP Matembe FC of Congo DR contesting the ball with John Owoeri of Heartland FC of Owerri. Photo by Sylva Eleanya.

He has also starred for Enyimba and Dutch club Feyenoord.

Nigeria league leaders Warri Wolves, who will feature in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup, have already signed two former Russia-based stars, Richard Eromoigbe and Temile Omonigho. But while Omonigho has already featured in a couple of matches for the Warri outfit, Eromoigbe is still awaiting his clearance from the Russian FA.

The transfer window in the Nigerian league will reopen for two weeks after the Week 9 matches this weekend.

…As Sharks suffer second home defeat

Crisis-ridden Port Harcourt side Sharks slumped to their second home defeat on the spin, and look early candidates for relegation after just 8 weeks of the Nigerian Globacom Premier League.

But Kwara Unitd became the third team in as many match days to go top of the log with their 2-0 win over Lobi Stars.

The result followed last weekend’s away win for the Ilorin side.

Former leaders Enyimba, followed up their scoreless home stalemate with Heartland last weekend, with a 1-1 draw at Gombe United.

Shooting Stars also dropped two points at home, drawing 0-0 with Ocean Boys, who move up to 7th.
Ranchers Bees claimed a 2-0 win over Dolphins and former champions Kano Pillars came away from Minna with another 1-1 draw.


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