Warri Wolves F.C.

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Warri Wolves FC (formerly called NPA FC) is a Nigerian football club formerly run by the Nigeria Port Authority. Prior to 2003 the club was based in Warri, Delta State, but moved to Lagos after promotion to the Nigerian Premier League in 2003.[1]

Warri Wolves FC
Warri Wolves F.C. logo
Full nameWarri Wolves Football Club
Nickname(s)Seasiders, Wolves
GroundWarri Township Stadium
Warri, Delta, Nigeria
ChairmanAmaju Pinnick
ManagerOgenyi Evans
LeagueNigeria National League
2020–21Nigeria Professional Football League, 17th of 20 (relegated)

History edit

After making the 2001 Super Four play-offs, NPA was relegated by three points the next season after winning only 10 of 34 league games.[2] They were promoted again in 2003 after finishing second in Division 2. NPA FC ended their 2004/05 season near the bottom of the table and it was announced that 16 of their 40 players would be laid off. The team was relegated again after the 2005–06 season, and moved back to Warri in April 2007 after a deal with the government of Delta State. The team was renamed "Warri Wolves" at the start of the season and won promotion to the 2009 Premier League Season as champions of Division 1B. Wolves finished with 59 points from 18 wins, five draws and seven losses, scoring 42 goals and conceded 16. They were involved in an incident on March 8, 2008 when a pitch invasion after a goalless draw at First Bank FC left seven players and officials injured.[3] They played the first part of the 2008–09 season in Oleh because of renovations to the Warri Stadium.[4] The Seasiders as they are fondly called are back in Warri City. They now play all their matches at the Warri Township Stadium.

Performance in CAF competitions edit

2016 – First Round
2010 – First Round of 16
2012 – Second Round
2014 – Second Round
2002 – First Round (as NPA)

Staff edit

  • Peter Nieketien (Technical Adviser)
  • Moses Etu (Chairman)
  • Azuka Chiemeka (Media Officer)
  • Tony Okowa (Chairman of Delta Sports Commission)
  • Ogenyi Evans (Head Coach)

Current squad edit

As of 3 January 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
2   NGA Wisdom Jumbo
7   NGA Ridwan Agbabiaka
8   NGA John Paul Chinedu
10   NGA Mark Daniel
14   NGA Jimmy Iteji
15   NGA Daniel Ijeh
16   NGA Uche Ihuarulam
17   NGA Sunday Williams
18   NGA Innocent Orukpe
No. Pos. Nation Player
19   NGA Efe Yarhere
20   NGA Echendu Emmanuel Echendu
24 DF   NGA Goodluck Onamado (Captain)
25   NGA Oluwasegun Olalere
27   NGA Charles Upele
28   NGA Daniel Agwarza
29   NGA Tor Gyenkwe
35 GK   NGA Richard Ocheayi
36   NGA Lucius Ozioma
40 GK   NGA Pwadadi Bulus

Coaching history edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Premier League: NPA Reforms".
  2. ^ "Nigeria 2002". RSSSF.
  3. ^ "Declare Onikan a Disaster Zone".
  4. ^ Nigeria needs 100,000 mw to meet demand, says expert
  5. ^ "Warri Wolves sack Paul Aigbogun as coach | Goal.com". goal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  6. ^ "Breaking News: Warri Wolves sack Maurice Cooreman | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  7. ^ "Fuludu: Warri Wolves to bounce back to NPFL soon". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  8. ^ "Nigerian League: Ogbeide Blames Ref For Wolves' Loss". P.M. News. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  9. ^ "Ard Sluis - Free - Stats - titles won". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  10. ^ "Warri Wolves appoint Abdullahi as new Chief Coach". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  11. ^ Saliu, Mohammed (2019-09-21). "Ngozi Elechi leaves Warri Wolves on mutual consent". Latest Sports News In Nigeria. Retrieved 2020-10-26.