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CAF Cup: Wolves share honours in Burundi

By Ben Efe
Warri Wolves made a good start to their CAF Confederations Cup campaign after pulling a one all draw against Olympic Athletico at the Prince Louis Rwagasago Stadium Bujumbura.

The game dragged on for till the 77th minute when the Wolves’ tightly knitted defence was breached by the Burundians. But the Wolves displayed their hunger for success in the competition when they poured forward in search of an equaliser and a win.

Omonigho Temile put  smiles back on the faces of the visiting Nigerian delegation in the 86th minute, when he curled home superbly from the edge of the box. That goal brought out the fire in the Wolves, they dominated the game, but were unable to make the Burundians pay.

Wolves coach, Lawrence Akpokona, declared that the team gave a good account of themselves, adding that their intention is to do well and reach the group stages.

“Though we don’t have any mandate to win the cup, we want to do well. We came to Burundi hoping for a win, but we are pleased with the good start.“Our aim is to reach the group stages and then we would take it from there,” said Akpokona.


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