Head Coach of Warri Wolves, Evans Ogenyi has said that his team’s 0-1 home defeat to Rivers United last Sunday is “a wake-up call” ahead of their subsequent matches in the season.
The Wolves had a good start in the season winning one and drawing three to remain unbeaten but the team count sustain the run.
“My players were anxious (against Rivers United). We were coming from an away match (at MFM FC) which we almost won. I told them not to be complacent and take their chances. I understand some other teams lost at home too, so it is a wake-up call to my players that it is not yet uhuru, it was just anxiety,” he said.
Ogenyi now knows there is more work ahead to position his boys for future challenges as the season is still fresh.
“It is still a long way off (from being the perfect team). We will work on the grey areas in the team, from anxiety to converting our chances. The team that takes her chances wins matches,” he stated.
The Wolves occupying number 11 on the match table are preparing for the Matchday 6 at the weekend. They are expected to improve on their position and increase their points from the current six.
Warri Wolves Football Club is a Nigerian football club formally run by the Nigerian Port Authority. The club prior to the 2003 season was based in Warri, Delta State before moving to Lagos after promotion to the Nigerian top league in 2003. The Wolves have since returned to their traditional base in Warri, Delta State.
The team is meeting Akwa Starlets in their next match on Matchday 7. Warri Wolves had earlier played a goal draw against MFM in Lagos and lost at home to Rivers United by a lone goal.