The Management of Warri Wolves has appealed to the League Management Company to prevail on Akwa Ibom Football Association to provide enough security for the team as they clash with Akwa United on Wednesday in Uyo.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Media Manager of the Club, Etu Moses, the Management of the Warri based side said they will not want a repeat of what happened last year, hence there is need to really safe guard the life of the visitors.
Etu said there are reports that some hoodlums have been talking of what happened last year and are planning to unsettle the Warri based team as soon as they arrive Uyo for the match.
According to Etu, Akwa United came to Warri and recorded a victory but heaven did not fall and see no reason why the situation in Uyo should be different.
“We have it on good authority that some hoodlums are planning to undo us and have been making reference to what happened last season but it should not be so because after that incident, Akwa United came to Warri, collected three points which helped them to escape relegation and heaven did not fall. We see both clubs as brothers from south- south and so, nobody should be allowed to spoil the relationship. To do this, the League Management Company and the host Football Association should provide enough security. In fact, we are going to insist on that when we get to Uyo because we don’t want to take anything for granted.”
Meanwhile, the Club has intensified its preparations to retain the State FA Cup by beating Bobbies United come Sunday before heading to Uyo to confront Akwa United next Wednesday.