By Jacob Ajom
Despite Warri Wolvesâ€™ 3-0 spanking of Zesco United in the first leg second round of the CAF Confederation Cup, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State was not happy in victory, and he did not fail to register his misgivings. He complained over the teamâ€™s lack of depth and technical discipline. He maintained
that the players must up their game if they hoped to write their names in the sands of time.
The return leg in Zambia was a close shave as the Nigerian representatives almost crashed out as they lost the tie 2-0. Wolves survived via a 3-2 aggregate.
This weekend, they have another testy tie against Caps of Zimbabwe. Players and officials ofÂ Warri Wolves resolved to impress and record a big win in order to make the second leg a mere formality.Â The players and officials have toldÂ chairman of the Delta State Sports Council and chairman of the state FA, Pinnick Amaju, to inform the governor that they were set for a better outing and ready to impress in all aspects of the game. Coach Lawrence Akpokona has to tinker a side that will not only win at home but one that can also post good results in away matches too.
When the players file out against CAPS of Zimbabwe at the Warri stadium on Sunday, they will be guided by the promise they made to the governor and according to the FA boss, the players were in high spirits while the Lawrence Akpokona-led technical crew has vowed to outsmart their opponents when the chips are down.
â€œThe players have resolved to show character and determination in their approach to Sundayâ€™s game,â€ Amaju remarked.