Azubuike Egwuekwe
After
their ouster from the CAF Confederation Cup last Saturday, Warri Wolves do not
want to play their league game against Kano Pillars.
The
management of the Warri based side have already written to the League Management
Company requesting for the postponement of their league match with Kano Pillars
and others in view of the invitation of seven of the first eleven players to
the National teams.
According
to a statement made available to naijafootball247.com by the Media Manager of
the Club, Etu Moses, “the rules of the LMC clearly states it that when a club
has more than five players with the national team, their matches may be
postponed and in view of that, the Club wants its matches postponed until the
players are back.”
Etu
stated that since the club will not want to toy with the league, they have no
choice than to make the request.
“We
have seven of our regulars with the National teams namely- Daniel Akpeyi,
Egwuekwe Azubuike, Solomon Kwambe, Gbolahan Salami, Stanley Dimgba while the
duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Omoforman Freedom have travelled with the U-23 team
to Morocco.
“The
rule is clear on this and we want it to be applied,” Etu Moses said.
According
to Etu, during the 3 weeks break, Warri Wolves wanted to play some of their
outstanding matches but the LMC turned it down, saying they wanted all the
teams to observe the break.
“During
the break, we wanted some of the outstanding matches to be played but our
request was turned down and there is no way we can take the risk of playing
tough matches with the likes of Kano Pillars without seven of our
regulars.”
Meanwhile,
the Management of the team has expressed gratitude to all the fans all over the
country who turned up to cheer the team in their continental match last
Saturday and urged them to extend the same support in its league matches.

“We
are grateful to all our fans for their support last Saturday. It was fantastic
and we want them to extend it to the league matches,” said Etu.

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