Abuja - Warri Wolves, the Confederations Cup representatives, appealed to fans to come up in numbers to offer the team support in their match against Ethiopian side Dedebit SC.
The encounter is scheduled for Warri City Stadium on Saturday.
“We will continue to appeal to our fans to come out in thousands to watch this classical match. In Ethiopia, we have been told that we will meet not less than 35 000 fans so if we can get about 20,000 fans here, it will go a long way in motivating the players for a good victory,” Wolves Media Manager, Etu Moses, said.
A 24 man team of 18 players and six officials of Dedebit SC are already in Warri for the encounter.
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This publication established that the team arrive Lagos on Thursday afternoon and were Air-lifted to Benin City before making it to Warri by road.
Moses confirmed the arrival of the Match Commissioner, Al-Hadj Jawulu from Ghana and match officials, Hassan Mohammed Hagi, Hamza Hagi Abdi, Bashir SH Abdi Suleiman and Bashir Olad Arab, all from Somalia.
“I can confirm to you that the visiting team finally landed in Lagos on Thursday afternoon and we could not get a direct flight to Warri so we took them to Benin which is less than 100km and from there, they travelled to Warri by road. As for the Match Officials, they arrived on time so they flew straight to Warri and we thank God for their safe arrival. With their arrival, all is now set for the match and we are praying for a good weather on Saturday,” Moses said.
- CAJ News