Warri Wolves to win against Lobi Stars for Owumi

Published on: 29 October 2015
Warri Wolves to win against Lobi Stars for Owumi
Ikechukwu Ibenegbu

Warri Wolves midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said his side will win at Lobi Stars for the late brother of their boss, Rufus Owumi.

The late Owumi, younger brother of Wolves' general manager, Davidson Owumi, died on Monday from gunshot wound in the hands of men of the underworld.

Ibenegbu said the deceased was a good friend of the house and the best honour for his gentle soul is a resounding victory at the Makurdi outfit.

"We have decided to play the NPFL match day 35 encounter at Lobi Stars on Wednesday in Makurdi for the departed soul of our boss brother, Rufus Owumi.

"The guy was shot close to his house on Sunday by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers.

"The gun wound damaged his intestine, he went for a corrective surgery said to be successful but he gave up on Monday.

"We were shocked to our marrows when the news of his death hit the camp on Monday while we were rounding up preparations for the clash at Lobi Stars.

"The late Owumi is close to us the players, in fact he is one of us and the best honour we can do for him is to win the game at Lobi.

"He would certainly have been with us in Makurdi for the match at Lobi if not the sad incident so we must give him the last honour with a convincing victory.

"Lobi Stars will not come cheap given their not too comfortable position on the league table but we have vowed to eke a decent result that will make the deceased happy.

"Of course, we need the whole three points, too to challenge for the summit," said the Nigerian playermaker to supersport.com.

The Seasiders are second on the 20-team Nigerian top flight on 59 points three points behind league leaders, Enyimba with four matches on the season's calendar.