Warri Wolves sign Ojobo, Okorowanta to boost Champions League campaign

The Seasiders have added two former Enyimba players to their ranks as they step up their seriousness to make significant impact in the lucrative continental competition this term

Warri Wolves have captured Enyimba duo of Markson Ojobo and Bernard Okorowanta ahead of their campaign in the CAF Champions League and the Nigerian domestic competitions, a top official of the Seasiders has told Goal.

Ojobo was hitherto linked with Sunshine Stars before Warri Wolves stepped in to convince the defender to have a change of heart while Okorowanta, a former junior international, was signed after the Seasiders fended off the interest of Akwa United and Nasarawa United.

Both players are presently with Warri Wolves at their training camp in Oleh and have been having intensive build up programmes under the supervision of former Super Falcons handler, Sam Okpodu who is the club’s new head coach.

Club chairman Moses Etu told Goal that they were delighted to have the two former Enyimba players and others who have teamed up with the side with a two legged crucial Champions League tie against Sao Tome and Principe side, Sporting Praia Cruz, next month and the forthcoming Super Four and other competitions lined up in Nigeria.

Etu thumbed up Okorowanta and another new acquisition Okiki Omonefe who was very impressive during the training session had on Monday evening. He added that former Nigeria U17 goalkeeper, Dele Ajiboye has been coping well in camp since he was signed too.

“We have signed Ojobo and Okorowanta while Dele Ajiboye and Okiki Omonefe have also added to the new players that have moved to Warri Wolves. We are hoping that their addition would bring about the needed change in the team this season. It is our desire to excel in all the competitions we have entered for.

“The glimpses we have got since the training camp commenced have given us reasons to be optimistic that good days are here again,” Etu told Goal.

Warri Wolves came second in the league last season with 66 points from 38 matches and are representing Nigeria in the lucrative Caf Champions League this year after playing in the second tier Confederation Cup for over three years without advancing to the group stages.