The team is currently in Tunisia for the second leg of CAF Confederation Cup
Less than a week after getting married, Warri Wolves and Super Eagles defender, Azubieke Egwueke, is set to join his club currently in Tunisia for a crucial CAF Confederation Cup tie against CA Bizertin.
Egwueke was conspicuously missing when his teammates were forced to a goalless draw in the first leg in Warri last weekend. Although, he was not on the plane when the team departed Nigeria on Wednesday morning, Warri Wolves Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Davidson Owumi stated that Egwueke will join the squad on Friday.
Owumi told the Warri Wolves players, in Tunisia, that their captain would join them at the battlefront alongside Josiah Maduabuchi who was left behind due to visa problems in Lagos.
According to Owumi, both players will join the team on Friday morning with the sole aim of qualifying for the next round.
Meanwhile, the clubs’s media officer, Moses Etu, has said the team is currently grappling with harsh weather conditions since arriving in the North African country, Wednesday evening.
In a press statement, Etu said the boys were lodged in Corniche Palace Hotel, which is situated by the sea, compounding the weather problem facing the players. He also stated that apart from the harsh weather, the team could not train on Thursday morning because of a heavy down pour, forcing the coaches to reschedule to 2 p.m.
Owumi who spoke with the players early Thursday morning, according to Etu, told them they just had to deliver – weather or no weather – and that the management would do everything to motivate them towards conquering the Tunisian side.
“I want to thank all of you for your understanding and you all to know that this is another psychological war which must be won. As you can see we were kept by the sea, making the weather worse for us. You can also see that the type of food we are given is nothing to run home about but we must win this match for Nigerians. We will do our best to encourage you and you have no choice than to deliver,” said Owumi.
The match will come up on Sunday by 1:30 p.m. (Nigeria time) with match officials coming from Sudan; while the match Commissioner is from Tunisia’s next door neighbour, Morocco.
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