Matchday 8 of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, campaign came with a breath of fresh air for the Seasiders, as Warri Wolves beat their visitors, Plateau United, to all maximum points at stake at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium in Ozoro.
Thanks to a 71st minutes goal by ageless striker, Efe Yarhere.
The ball had bounced off the grip of Plateau United’s goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie, with the lurking Yarhere reacting first to put the Oil City club in the lead.
Prior to the encounter, the Peace Boys had breathed all sort of daring threats in the build up to the tie.
But they were largely restricted to making attempts from afar in most instances.
Tega Ebetomame and Efe Yarhere Yarhere were particularly guilty of fluffing goal scoring opportunities for Warri Wolves inside the final quarter of an hour, as the dragged on to end 1 – 0 to the Seasiders’ advantage.
Speaking on the outcome of game, Warri Wolves’ Technical Adviser, Evans Ogenyi, praised his players for securing the victory and all maximum points at stake.
“I feel happy that we won this match, because I told my players that we’re condemned to win against Plateau United,” Ogenyi stated.
“I told them that winning mentality must come back. A situation where you lose three games in a row isn’t pleasant at all.”
“If not for anxiety on the part of my players, we could have converted our chances today.”
“We could have been ahead in the first half.”
“At halftime, I told them there’s need for us to up our game, because the team that takes her chances wins matches.”
“And you saw the hunger, that desire, that determination to garner the three points at stake.”
“So, what matters at the end of the day is to get the win and that’s why, I’m happy.”
Warri Wolves will travel to the coal city of Enugu to keep a date with Rangers International in a blockbuster Matchday 9 fixture on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.