Warri Wolves FC players are contemplating boycotting the season opener for the 2023/24 Nigeria National League, NNL season due to lingering issues with unpaid salaries and allowances. One player, speaking on condition of anonymity, voiced their frustrations and financial hardships, urging Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for support. The player emphasized the pressing need for their salaries to be settled, saying, “You can imagine since we resumed for the season in August to date we have not been paid, some of us have family and are breadwinners, and considering the economic downturn, how does the management expect us to survive?”
In response to the players’ concerns, club management, under the leadership of Mr. Neville Ambekederemo, has assured them that the state government and the sports commission will address their needs. Chairman Neville Ambekederemo confirmed the two-month salary delay and committed to making every effort to resolve the issue before the new season commences on 11th November 2023.
Warri Wolves The seasiders, as they are affectionately called, are set to compete in the challenging Southern Conference B, facing formidable opponents including Osun United FC, Giant Brilla FC, FC One Rocket FC, Gateway FC, Ijebu United FC, and Trafe Safe FC when the new NNL season resumes.
Wolves first game of the NNL season will be a home game at the Kwale Township Stadium against visiting International lagos FC on the 15th of November, 2023 by 4pm Local time.