FOR players and officials of Warri Wolves, the payment of 50 percent of their sign on fees by club management played an inspiring role in Friday’s CAF Confederation Cup victory over FC Kallon of Sierra Leone.
Wolves, one of Nigeria’s representatives in the competition, spanked the visiting Sierra Leonean team 2-0 in the return leg of the tie played at the Warri Township Stadium. The first leg in Freetown two weeks ago ended goalless.
In a chat with The Guardian shortly after the victory, skipper of Warri Wolves, Goodluck Onamado, said that the payment made by the management a few days to the game was motivating, pledging that the team would continue to bring smile to the faces of soccer-loving Deltans, especially governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and officials of the state sports commission.
The victory, which put the people in celebration mood for the Easter, qualified Warri Wolves for the third round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Wolves will face Black Leopards of South Africa, who eliminated Saint Eloi Lupopo 6-4 on aggregate.
In Friday’s encounter, the coach Maurice Coreman-led Wolves had to wait till the second half for the two goals.
Ex-youth international midfielder, Gift Atulewa, put Wolves ahead in the 52nd minute, before Michael Okoyoh put the game beyond the visitors in the 78th minute.
Young striker, Augustine Amutu, played 90 minute and was denied goals twice by FC Kallon goalkeeper, who pulled off several top saves.
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