Evans Ogenyi
Evans Ogenyi

Loss To Rivers United A ‘Wake-Up Call’ - Warri Wolves Coach

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

After suffering their first defeat of the 2019/2020 NPFL season at home to Rivers United last weekend, the Wolves handler believes it is just a wake-up call for his players and nothing to worry about.

Stephen Gopey scored in the 38th minute to seal maximum points for the visitors in what was a tough contest at Warri Township Stadium.

The Wolves had gone into the game in high spirits following their 1-1 away draw to MFM but were humbled by the Pride of Rivers.

Ogenyi was naturally disappointed following the loss but believes it is just a caution and nothing to worried about.

“My players were anxious [against Rivers United]. We were coming from an away match [at MFM FC] which we almost won,” the coach told the NPFL website.

“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.

“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.”

The Delta-state based club are 11th on the NPFL log with six points and will continue their campaign with a trip to highflying Akwa Starlets on Sunday.

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