The officials of the Nigeria Premier League side, Warri Wolves FC, have disclosed that they sent the names of 23 players to the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for registration ahead of next season’s CAF Confederation Cup.
The club have also asked 12 players formerly on their books to look elsewhere to ply their trade as it prepares for the coming season.
Arising from a meeting, which was chaired by its managing director, Davidson Owumi, on Monday, the club’s management also concluded that there would be no screening rather, it would upgrade two players from the feeder team adjudged good enough to play in the Premier League, recruit three young players from Delta State, and sign five players who have already been invited.
The club also agreed not to release the names of the players who were let go as well as the new recruits until a later date.
“It was a crucial meeting where we took some drastic decisions,” Mr. Owumi said. “All the names of those who are going and those whom we are discussing with would be released at a later date but I can tell you that one is coming from Crown FC, one from FC Taraba, two from Sunshine Stars and one from Akwa United.
“Management also agreed to resume in early January and to move straight into a closed camp. We took all these decisions in the best interest of the club and in view of the task ahead as we want to avoid the mistakes of the past. The most important thing is that we have a team on ground to prosecute any of the assignments.”
Warri Wolves finished third on the League table last season.