26th March, 2012
Warri Wolves coach, Maurice Cooreman, has backed his side to oust FC Kallon from the CAF Confederation Cup after both teams drew 0-0 on Saturday.
Cooreman revealed that his game plan in the first round, first leg match in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was to get a draw and so he deployed Uche Ossai to shut out star attraction Mohammed Kallon, as the Sierra Leoneans have built their game around the former Inter Milan ace.
He said the bumpy National Stadium pitch affected the performance of his team.
Technical adviser of FC Kallon, Musa Kallon, said Warri Wolves played a highly technical game which frustrated his team.
He admitted that his game plan of building the team around Mohammed Kallon backfired as his younger players struggled when Kallon was marked out.
A full house watched this clash after the country’s president Ernest Bai Koroma threw open the gates and agreed to pay FC Kallon 100 million Leones (about $25,000) in compensation.
The encounter was highly explosive with the home team’s attack led by the legendary Mohammed Kallon, but the Wolves defence of Azubuike Egwuekwe, ThankGod Ike, Mine Ojo and skipper Goodluck Onomado rose to the occasion.
Eagles workhorse, Uche Ossai, shut Kallon, who in frustration bagged a booking in the 64th minute, while goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim kept a clean sheet on the few occasions he was called to duty.