Published On: Tue, Nov 5th, 2013

Warri Wolves to Represent Nigeria in CAF’s Confederation Cup

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LAGOS OCTOBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Report from the Nigeria Football Federation as it that Warri Wolves will feature at the year’s CAF Confederation Cup making it the fourth team to fly Nigeria’s flag on the continent next season.
There has been controversy over who would take the continental ticket after Enyimba finished second in the League thus picking a CAF Champions League ticket and relinquished their CAF Confederation Cup ticket after they won the Federation Cup.
Three seasons ago, Warri Wolves benefitted from a dubious NFF decision that saw Sharks denied a CAF Confederation Cup ticket after emerging as Federation Cup beaten finalists with eventual winners Dolphins emerging double champions.
However, the NFF instead of handing Sharks the ticket for the Federation Cup, awarded Warri Wolves the fourth continental ticket after they finished fourth on the Premier league table.
“If there was a mistake in the past, we will not continue in the error. The rules are very clear on who represent countries on the continent,” a top NFF official said.
“When the winner of the Federation Cup wins the league or finishes in the CAF champions League region, then the Federation Cup runners-up gets the ticket if so presented by the National association, so I don’t see any form of controversy here. It is simple and clear who picks the fourth ticket.”

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