By Ben Efe
Delta sports officials plan to storm Lagos with a multitude of supports as Warri Wolves aim to win their first piece of silverware when they play Enyimba of Aba in the final of the 2013 Federation Cup to be decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Warri Wolves, despite the millions that have been pumped into the club by the Delta State government have yet to make any impact in local and continental football. But against high riding Enyimba FC, Warri Wolves coached by Solomon Ogbeide have high hopes that their moment of glory will arrive on September 15.
“First of all we are highly excited that we reached the final of the Federation Cup. After our league match against El Kanemi today, we will turn our focus to the final against Enyimba. “We will provide buses for every street in Warri to ferry our supporters to Lagos to cheer the club to victory,” said Wolves’ spokesman Moses Etu.
The club earned their bragging rights for the final after a hard fought semi-final against Akwa United in Bauchi. The game was played over two days.
Akwa United drew the first blood after Ukeme Davis scored in the 71st minute and just when Akwa thought they had it all wrapped up, Oghenekaro Etebo equalised in the 75th minute and the referee had to stop the match due to a heavy down pour. The final 15 minutes was decided on Thursday and Gift Atiluwa scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 for the Wolves.
Enyimba defeated Lobi Stars 1-0 in the other semi-final game. Enyimba two-time CAF Champions’ League winners will be attepmting to win the cup for the third time. They won it 2005 and 2009. They also played in the 2012 final against Heartland and lost 1-0.