Warri Wolves unhappy with replay against Akwa United

The Seasiders reveal they will honour the game against Akwa United even though they are not in tune with the decision to replay the game

Warri Wolves management has said that they did not like the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation which ordered for a replay of their match with Akwa United.

They have however revealed that they will still honour the game in Owerri on Wednesday.

The first game ended abruptly when fans alleged to be Akwa United supporters harassed and manhandled referee Henry Ogunyamodi. The second half of the match in Uyo did not hold.

Akwa United were leading 2-0 in the first half.

The Organizing and Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation ordered that only the second half should be replayed.

Warri Wolves appealed the decision but the Appeals Committee said the entire game should be replayed at the Dan Anyiam Stadium on August 7.

Wolves noted that they were not responsible for what happened on the first day of the match in Uyo and expect the necessary rules should have been applied.

Media Officer of Warri Wolves, Moses Etu described the decision as terrible because the Appeals Committee did not obey the rules in arriving at their decision for a replay.

According to Etu, they were not the cause of what happened in Uyo and are being made to suffer for another team’s sins but have decided to honour the match to prove that it is not a do or die affair.

“We are going to play the match, even though we did not like the decision as those who caused the match to be abandoned, ought to be punished in line with the rules to serve as a deterrent to others.”

“We will surely be in Owerri and do our best to win the game and improve our position on the league table,” Etu said.

Kaduna-based Sanni Mohammed will be the center referee, while Bolaji Okubule is the Match Commissioner.