Warri Wolves would be in for a tough fixture this Sunday away to table toppers, Kano Pillars at the intimidating Sani Abacha stadium, Kano.
The former champions are itching to reclaim their lost crown and if what the Pillarsâ€™ spokesman, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa Garu told this reporter was anything to go by then the Lawrence Akpokona tutored Wolves would be in for serious business.
â€œWe are currently topping the table, we want to remain there, notwithstanding the threats by Enyimba and their co-travellers. We are ready for Wolves, particularly when you consider the fact that we lost the first leg 3-1. We donâ€™t want any team to derail our champions league dream,â€ Rilwanu said
He was upbeat while speaking on the return of Eagles Team Bâ€™s striker, Ahmed Musa and mid-fielder, Solomon Okpako to the team after their successful WAFU Nations Cup campaign.
â€œWe expect them to bring back their winning aura in the national team to the club. Remember, Musa is the leading goal scorer with 15 goals and he wants to score at least 20 before the end of the season. He would begin scoring again with Wolves when we clash on Sunday, Rilwanu said, enthusiastically.
Pillars already enjoy a lot of advantages over Wolves who are also campaigning in the CAF Confederations Cup. After a tortuous weekend clash with CAPS United of Zimbabwe, the Warri team played against a desperate Gateway Football Club of Abeokuta on Thursday and travelled to Kano the following day for the Sunday date against Pillars.