The Executive Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has fulfilled his promise to players and officials of Warri Wolves to pay all their salaries, bonuses for away matches drawn and 25% of their sign on fees if they get good results.
Amaju made the pledge when he summoned the Technical Crew to review the performances of the team prior to their last match against the dreaded Enyimba in their den.
According to the Media Officer of the Club, the players were full of smiles and thanked Mr Amaju for keeping to his promises.
‘I am happy that the Chairman known for keeping promises has done it again by paying up to date the salaries of the players. He has also paid the bonuses for the two matches they drew and 25% sign on fees of the players. They are very grateful to the Chairman and to the Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan who is our number one supporter.
Speaking on the goodwill of the Chairman, versatile midfielder, Joseph Osadiaye who is known for his electrifying dribbling promised to break all the jinx in all their away matches.
“People will begin to see the real talent in us as from next week because the management has done their own. I believe in myself and I know the goals will come. We will break the jinx next week against Nembe City. We are not going to underrate them because they can cause upset.”
Meanwhile, Lazarus Chuckwu who alongside Chigozie Agbim, Sunday Mba and Uruemu Egbeta who left Warri Wolves at the end of last season with a bid to join Rangers International has returned to Warri Wolves FC with a pledge to play his way back into the heart of the fans.
Media Offaicer of the Club, Etu Moses, said Lazarus Chuckwu has come back to the Club with a promise not to betray the Club again and has started training with others under the watchful eyes of Coach Solomon Ogbeide.
“Lazarus Chuckwu has indeed return to Warri Wolves when the Flying Antelope could not do anything to help to help his aspirations. I am sure they deceived him just like others, all in the name of playing CAF Champions League and when he discovered they could not help his cause but kept in their camp, he retraced his steps and he has started training with us. We have decided to take him back because we are human beings. Anybody could ere by been misled, so, we have asked him to look well in future before taking any decision. We are going to register him and I think as from week nine, he should be ready to play but that depends on the Coach. He has to work hard to be able to get a shirt because those in his position are equally good.’
On other players, Etu said Uruemu Egbeta has also indicated interest to come back but with a clause to play league for us and CAF Champions league for Rangers and we told him pointblank that we cannot do that.
Etu however said they are still waiting for Rangers to come and clear Chigozie Agbim while Sunday Mba can only help himself if he behaves like a prodigal son and return home.
“Egbeta has also indicated interest but we refuse to agree with his request to play league for us and CAF Champions league for Rangers. If they are interested in him and if they value him, they should look for money to clear him. As for Chigozie Agbim, no doubt he is a good goalkeeper, but we may not take him back because we have a better one in Okiemute Odah who has shown in the matches he kept that he is a top keeper. We are also waiting for Rangers to come and clear him. On Sunday Mba, the issue rest squally on him. He should behave like a prodigal son and we will look into his case.”