Sack looms after Warri Wolves’ Cup exit – Etu

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The management of Warri Wolves may sanction or sack some of its players and officials after crashed hopes in bid to return to continental competition following its shocking exit from the Federation Cup on Friday.
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The last year finalist crashed out of the on-going Federation Cup following a 4-2 defeat to second tier Prime FC on penalties after a barren full time in the round of 32 at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.

Speaking to Goal, media officer of the club, Moses Etu, said the management were not impressed with the shambolic performance of the team and rued the lack of clinical finishes against the Ogbomoso based 2011 Federation Cup bronze winning team.

Etu explained the disappointed board of the club have agreed to meet on Tuesday, July 15 to review the performance of the team in the Federation Cup and chat a way forward for the club.

“Sincerely, we were the architect of our exit. We dominated possessions all-through, had the fans behind us in most period of the game, but we failed to convert our several begging chances – a one-on-one chance on goal on three occasions – Ike Thankgod and two others notably missing their chances.

“We paid for it as Prime FC who came for a penalty, did everything to avoid conceding. The centre referee opened the game and was faired, though we had a penalty appeal overlook, but our players’ failure to score pushed us out. Unfortunately, (Daniel) Akpeyi could not save any of the kicks.

“Disappointingly, after the first half of much dominance, we were warned by the fans against not taking our chances. We failed to learn from Gombe United suffering the same fate in an early kick-off and were told Kano Pillars had similar experience,” he explained to Goal.

“The management are going to meet on Tuesday on the Federation Cup activities. And i fear heads may roll. The players performed below expectation. Despite knowing they were been signed with hopes of getting us a continental ticket through the Federation Cup, but they failed.

“We are out of the Federation Cup, but our attention will now be on our league activities,” he concluded.