Wolves Allege Conspiracy Over Ouster

Nigerian club, Warri Wolves, have alleged that poor officiating was responsible for their elimination from the CAF Confederation Cup.
Wolves beat Congolese club, AC Leopard 3-1 in the second leg of their playoff round tie but an earlier 0-3 reverse in the first leg in Dolisie proved decisive as the Central Africans progressed to the group stage instead.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian club, Davidson Owumi, insists that they were undone by poor refereeing and “politics of African football” in the first leg in Dolisie.
“African football can never develop. When the referees met us in Congo, they ruined our game but here in Warri, the officiating was fantastic.
“We lost this tie in Congo as a result of the politics of the game. “If we had not lost the match in Congo by such a wide margin (0-3) which of course was aided by the referees, there is no way we would have been eliminated,” a fuming Owumi told supersport.com.
Wolves pushed till the end with striker, Gbolahan Salami grabbing a brace while Oghenekaro Etebo also netted at the death but Azubuike Egwuekwe’s own goal, early in the second half proved a crucial factor.
Owumi however refused to fault his charges and praised them for getting a “good result.”
“When you beat a team 3-1, it is supposed to be a good result but we have lost to the politics of African football.
“That explains why no country in Africa (can officiate at the highest level) of the Fifa World Cup because you can win a game at home only to be destroyed outside.
“The only way to stop such things from happening in future is by having excessive money to plan. African football is all about money.
“It was a good game (on Saturday) and I am very, very proud of my players.
“Obviously, we will now channel our energies into the league and the cup. We have a very good team and I am sure we will do very well in the league and cup,” he said.