thumbnail Hello,

Despite playing in the lower league the Seasiders have confessed that they would not have it easy qualifying for the next round ahead of their Minna rivals

Warri Wolves have affirmed that their Federation Cup Round of 16 tie against Niger Tornadoes would be tough, but they are prepared to beat the Nigeria Nationwide League side to erase the defeat suffered by the club against Heartland in Owerri last Sunday.

Wolves went into the matchday 22 tie against the Naze Millionaires with a six-match unbeaten run in both league and cup games but they surrendered the unbeaten streak to Ebere Odichie's 18th minute goal.

Ahead of the Federation Cup Round of 16 match slated for the Akure Township Stadium on Wednesday, Warri Wolves' media officer Moses Etu stated that the premier league side would roll out their armoury with the intention to ensure they progress to the quarter final.

"We know Niger Tornadoes are a National League side but they have premier league experience because they only got relegated last season. We shall play against them with all we have to ensure a win. We want to shake off the agonising defeat we had at Owerri. We will like to commence another unbeaten run from this game," Etu told Goal.

If Wolves beat Tornadoes on Wednesday, it would be the first time in their history that they would qualify for the last eight having always exited in the Round of 16 in previous seasons.

The Seasiders are fourth on the premier league log with 34 points from 21 games. Kano Pillars(39), Bayelsa United(36) and Enyimba (35) are the only clubs ahead of them but had played a game more than the Delta team.