CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Warri Wolves, were in high spirits yesterday as they departed Lagos for Congo, aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight, for the first leg of their playoff game against AC Leopards, which comes up on Sunday. Players and officials of the Nigerian representatives were optimistic of victory and vowed to do the nation proud.
Nigeria Beach Eagles star, Abu Azeez, who is a member of the squad, said he expects the country to be fully behind Wolves Abu said that the Wolves’ aim is to get a result from the away game against Leopards as they have done in previous games. “Our target over there is to get a positive result,” said the exciting midfielder.
“The one that will favour us is to have an easier second leg at home. “We are going in there to do our best and give Nigeria and Nigerians a good representation, they should just support and pray for us.
“We have been doing well in the competition and our away record is good, we are in good shape now, every player is ready to play and keep their place in the team.”
Wolves will miss star striker, Gbolahan Salami, who has scored three goals in the competition so far, as a result of suspension, but defender Solomon Kwambe is expected to make his Confederation Cup debut on Sunday.
Their opponents, Leppards, won the 2012 Confederation Cup and have twice been champions of Congo, in 2012 and 2013.
They parade several exciting young players including striker Kader Bidimbou, who suffered a major leg injury at the African Youth Championship in Senegal in March.