Wolves Set For Trip To Dolise
Warri Wolves Have Concluded Plans To Travel To Congo
In a bid to have a good result in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off, Warri Wolves have concluded plans to hit the Congolese town of Dolisie on Thursday 14th May.
The surviving Nigerian representative will be playing against first leg against AC Leopards on Sunday 17th May.
Paul Aigbogun and his wards had a good rehearsal for the crunch match with an easy 4-1 Nigeria Professional Football League week 8 victory over Nasarawa United at the Warri City Stadium on Sunday 10th May.
A 30-man contingent will travel aboard an Ethiopian Airline aircraft from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and transit in Addis Ababa before flying to Dolisie, a city with which a couple of Nigerian teams are familiar.
Leopards eliminated Nigerian teams Heartland FC and Kano Pillars from continental club competitions some years ago, albeit on the away goals rule, and will be confident hosting the Warri boys.
The Congolese team was eliminated from this year’s CAF Champions League by Smouha of Egypt – incidentally the same Egyptian side that eliminated Nigerian representatives Enyimba FC.
The Seasiders have an impressive record in this year’s competition, winning five of their six matches and drawing the other – 0-0 against Dedebit FC away in Ethiopia after a 2-0 first leg win.
In the preliminary round, the Paul Aigbogun boys pipped Racing Club Bobo-Dioulasso 1-0 in Burkina Faso and then swept to a three-goal win in the return. In the second round, they edged FC Etancheite of Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in Warri before winning 1-0 in Kinshasa.