Joseph Osadiaye of Warri Walves celebrate his goal with team mate during the 2013 Nigeria Federation Cup Finals match between Warri Wolves and Enyimba fc on Sep 15th, 2013 at Teslim Balogun Stadium,Lagos @Kabiru Abubakar/Backpagepix

Heartland take on Warri
Wolves in today’s Nigeria
Professional Football League
encounter billed for the Dan
Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
The Naze Millionaires
managed to end their
inconsistent form with a
home win over Kwara United
but fell in Umuahia against
Abia Warriors and have only
picked a point from their last
four played away games.
Though their form has
steadily improved at home,
they must prepare very
well to cage their dangerous
visitors who have been
awesome despite their
challenges in the league.
Cajetan Nkwopara,
the Media officer of the
Owerri side said that the
management of Heartland
still took time to address the
players and to remind them
of their responsibilities to the
club despite the hiccups they
are also facing this season.
“The General Manager told
the players to concentrate
on the task ahead which
is to ensure that they grab
maximum points from their
home tie with Warri Wolves
adding that their salary
arrears are being worked on.
He said that the Governor,
Owelle Rochas Okorocha has
assured that issues relating to
money owed the players will
be past tense very soon.’’
Warri Wolves’ players
and coaches have defied the
inability of the Delta State
Government to pay their
five months’ salary arrears
to still put up impressive
performances in the league
which has made them very
hard to beat right from the
final part of the first stanza
till now.
The Seasiders have only
lost two matches in their last
played 10 matches and are
currently unbeaten in the
last five games. Their last
two losses were NPFL Weeks
16 and 20 clashes against
Bayelsa United and Sharks
whom beat them 2-0 and 2-1
respectively. They have won
13, drawn five and lost seven
matches from 25 fixtures in
the league this season.
Both teams will have almost
the full complement of their
star players with Bright Ejike
back in the Heartland’s camp
from the home based Eagles
while Warri Wolves will also
almost be with a full house
with only Solomon Kwambe
the sole Seasiders retained by
the Sunday Oliseh led Super
Eagles’ technical crew for the
Tanzania clash.
Heartland are eighth on
the log with 36 points from 25
matches while Warri wolves
have 44 points from 25
matches played thus far too
as they strive to keep their
eyes on the occupants of the
top spot, Enyimba.

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