Wolves set to punish tardy Eagles
Nigeria Premier League (NPL) club, Warri Wolves will take punitive action against three of their players if they fail to return to the camp of the team by the end of the week.
Azubuike Egwuekwe, Chigozie Agbim, and Sunday Mba are reportedly yet to rejoin the team following their involvement with the Nigerian national team, in the recent 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches.
With the Super Eagles’ camp closing on Sunday, officials of Wolves say there was an agreement for the players to arrive in Warri on Tuesday.
The trio however failed to turn up as agreed leaving the management of Wolves exasperated.
“We will take action against them if they are not in Warri by the end of the week. They are our players and are supposed to have returned by now.
“(Enugu Rangers’ forward), Ejike Uzoenyi who was part of the Super Eagles’ team played for his club (on Wednesday) so our players have no excuse to stay away,” General Manager, Media of Wolves, Timi Ebikagboro told SuperSport.com.
One of the players, Agbim however claimed that they had been in Warri since Monday and were surprised to have been declared AWOL.
“Our flight was cancelled on Sunday and that accounted for our delay in arriving in Warri. However, we have been in Warri since Monday,” Agbim told SuperSport.com.
Quizzed on why they missed Wednesday’s game against Rising Stars, the shot-stopper attributed the development to ‘fatigue.’
“We would have played the game but we were very tired because the trip back was very stressful. However, we will be back by the next game,” he said.