Warri Wolves, the only Nigerian club left in the Confederation’s Cup, will depart Warri on Wednesday for Lagos and leave for Congo Brazzaville on Thursday morning via Ethiopian Airline for the first leg of the third round against Athletic Club Leopards de Dolisie.
According to a press release from the team’s spokesperson, Etu Moses, the Governor ofDelta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has made funds available for the journey.
Mr. Moses said the governor has done well and all that is left now is for the players to deliver. He added that team’s management decided it should leave on time to get acclimatized to the environment.
The match would feature the same set of players that conquered in Congo against MK Etanchetie; except for Gbolahan Salami who will not make the trip because of card offence. He would be replaced by Solomon Kwambe, who is yet to take part in the continental matches.
“We are set for the crucial match and the Governor as usual has made available fund for the trip,” Mr. Moses said. “We are going with almost the same set of players except Salami Gbolahan who has two yellow cards.
“The only additions are Solomon Kwambe and Okiemute Odah. We are going on time to get used to the environment because we know that the match will not be easy.”
The match, according to Mr. Moses, will take place in the 20,000 capacity stadium, Stade Denis Sassone Nguesso, on Sunday by 3.00pm Nigeria time.
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