NPFL: Warri Wolves defeat visiting Ikorodu Utd 1-0

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By Edeki Igafe

Warri (Delta) – Warri Wolves Football Club of Delta on Sunday defeated Ikorodu Utd of Lagos 1-0 in the last day of the 2015/2016 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

The match which was one of the Week 38 encounter was played at the Warri Township stadium.

The victory, however, gave the home side 45 points to end the league season.

The victory may not have been good for the home team which before the match was already at the relegation zone on the league table alongside Ikorodu and MFN Football Clubs.

A penalty kick from Sikiru Alimi of Warri Wolves at the 35th minute separated both teams in the tension-soaked encounter.

An Ikorodu defender was fouled for touching the ball with his hands at their 18 yard box.

Though it was not clear if Warri Wolves would scale through the hurdle, but results of matches in other centres would determine that.

But if they are relegated, this will be the first time it will happen to the team, created in 2007.

The Warri Wolves was derived from the former NPA Football Club, managed by the Nigerian Ports Authority.

Fans were not happy following rumours of results emanating from other centres, though remained calm following the armed policemen and soldiers deployed to maintain breakdown of law and order.

Both teams made three substitutions, while the under-pressure Warri Wolves were served two yellow cards, the visitors collected one yellow card.

However, the coaches of both teams could not speak to newsmen at the end of the game as they all moved straight into the dressing room.

Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Ese E. Ekama

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