Warri Wolves Drub RC Bobo To Advance In Confed Cup

Nigeria’ Warri Wolves on Saturday, defeated RC Bobo of Burkina Faso 3-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, second leg match in Warri on Saturday to move to the next stage on a 4-0 aggregate.
Having won the first leg away in Burkina Faso by 1-0 two weeks back, goals from Etebo, Osadiaye and Freedom earned the Warri side maximum points as Wolves mauled the visitors to submission at the Warri Township Stadium.
The match did not produce a single goal for about half an hour before Etebo scored Wolves’ opening goal from a solo effort to give them a deserved lead in the 31st minute.
RC Bobo were desperate to overturn the table against Wolves from blast of the whistle as they push the ball into the defence of their hosts.
The offensive display earned them a free kick around the marked area in the 4th minute, but Peprah Koffi hit ball too hard and missed target.
That spot kick however came as a wake up call for the home boys, who started to fight back. In the 7th minute, Wolves’ Osadiaye got a pass from the midfield and ran straight into RC Bobo’s box but failed to convert the early chance.
The match was a ding dong affair from then for about 21 minutes, with Wolves forcing the visitors to concede two corner kicks within three minutes.
The home side were just settling down into the game when RC Bobo’s Diawara embarked on a dangerous move towards Wolves’ vital area. The move culminated in a golden chance which Barro Adama blew away when a loose ball found him off a defensive blunder. The attacker shot wide and allowed Wolves to escape being punished for their careless defensive display at such a crucial moment in the game.
The scanty home fans were becoming agitated when Etebo hit target to calm down their nerves.
With about five minutes to half time, RC Bobo’s Coach, who could no longer hold the pressure pulled out Abbas Traore and introduced Yacouba Traore. But the substitution did not change the result as Wolves maintained their 1-0 lead till end of the first half.
The second half resumed with a more determined Wolves surging forward in search of more goals, but their Burkinabe guests were unrelenting as well.
Barely six minutes into the restart, Wolves had some concerns when defender Monday Osagie limped out of the pitch following a knock, but he returned in good time to pair Semiu in the center defence role.
Osadiaye had a chance to score but his blind shot veered off the left post. On 60 minutes, RC Bobo technical made its second substitution by introducing Dah Hassamy and pulled out Nimi Aboubakar.
Wolves continued with their offensive play and nearly increased the tally when a floating ball rolled over FC Bobo’s defence in the 61st minute, but the tallest player in his squad, Sory Mousa heads the goal bound ball over the bar.
The respite lasted for just a minute as the hosts consolidated on their lead with Osadiaye’s 62nd minute goal.
Wolves put the match beyond RC Bobo when Freedom Omoforma netted their third goal on 71 minutes with a tap in via a finish pass from the right flank.
With about seven minutes to full time, Wolves’ Coach Paul Aigbogun made two substitution as he sent Michael Egbeta in for Ibenegbu, while Itoya Kelvin replaced Abu Azeez to fill some noticed loopholes in his squad.
The match ended with the home team advancing to the second round of 2015 CAF Confederation Cup, while RC Bobo were knocked out of the tournament.

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