4th June, 2012
Warri Wolves coach Maurice Cooreman has expressed disgust with the defensive approach of Enyimba, while giving credit to his boys for winning the game.
Warri Wolves pulled back Enyimba’s Nigeria Premier League title charge with a hard-fought 1-0 win at win Saturday.
Enyimba thus stayed in second place with 46 points, same as leaders Rangers, who also lost by the odd goal at Heartland.
Warri Wolves winner came through a penalty in the 82nd minute which was converted by Okoyo Michael after the referee spotted a hand ball in the Enyimba vital area.
He said, “My boys played good football as usual, but Enyimba disappointed me for playing defensive. They did well defending as it almost worked for them but we kept mounting pressure until they committed the foul.”
Warri Wolves spokesman Timi Ebikagboro said it was a tough game as expected as both teams went into the game with different missions.
“It was a tough game as expected. It was a game between two teams with different intentions, Enyimba came in to get something from the game and they approached the game defensively,” Ebikagboro said.
“While we wanted the three points and we approached it with mass attack. Both sides gave good account of themselves.”
Wolves missed strikers Jude Aneke and Augustine Amutu due to injuries.
In Port Harcourt, Sharks defeated Rising Stars 3-1.
Former youth international Kola Anubi opened scoring in the 35th minute, before Gomo Onduku made it two in the 65th minute.
Yahaya Adamu reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the 78th minute, before Bright Ejike made it three for his eighth goal of the campaign.