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Wolves Concedes Title To Enyimba

Posted: Sep 26, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

• Poll Also Favours Peoples Elephant To Win

Stories by Chibuike Chukwu


Warri Wolves Football Club has made a comment that may go for giving up on the title to leaders, Enyimba Football Club of Aba.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Wolves Media Officer, Moses Etu, said Enyimba “is unstoppable,” admitting that he does not see any side stopping the two-time African champions from winning the ongoing league.

“Enyimba is unstoppable; it is currently on fire and sincerely, I do not see any side stopping the team from winning the league,” Etu said.

“For me, Enyimba will come first in the league, followed by Warri Wolves, then Wikki Tourists and Sunshine Stars in that order. Our aim is to book a continental ticket.”

When Daily Independent asked of the players’ morale following non-payment of backlog of wages, Etu said: “Less motivation to players is not a Warri Wolves thing; it is a general phenomenon in the league.

“Our players are just motivated to win a coal ticket and that has kept them working hard to do it,”

Meanwhile, despite losing away from home against El Kanemi Warriors and having its momentum halted, Enyimba is still fans’ favourites to lift the Nigeria Professional Football League title.

The People’s Elephant has been widely tipped by Goal readers to win its seventh title ahead of close challengers, Warri Wolves, Sunshine Stars and Wikki Tourists.

An overwhelming 77.4 per cent of Goal readers believe that the Aba Millionaires have the title in the bag, with eight matches left to play.

Respondents believe that Sunshine Stars, not currently second-placed Warri Wolves, would be the biggest challenger to the title as the Akure team polled 12.2 per cent of the votes.

Wolves come in third with 7.8 per cent while Wikki Tourists are the team least expected to offer a challenge to win the title among the top four sides.

However, Enyimba has a big schedule ahead of it, as it welcomes Wikki to Aba on Sunday before traveling to Owerri to face eastern rivals, Heartland, as well as games against city rivals, Abia Warriors, Shooting Stars and title rivals, Warri Wolves, and Sunshine on the last day of the season.

Meanwhile, Sunshine also has difficult ties against mid-table sides Akwa United, Lobi Stars, Enugu Rangers as well as reigning champions, Kano Pillars, and second-placed Wolves in its final run-in.

As has been the tradition of the NPFL, the team with a better away record and a tight leash at home would stand the best chance of winning the title. With eight games to go, there’s a lot to play for among the favourites.