Warri Wolves recorded the highest score margin in the 2014/15 Glo Premier League as at Match Day 2 after a Sikiru Adewale inspired performance propelled them to a 3-0 win over Giwa FC.
Striker Adewale set up an easy opener for Wolves’ top scorer last term Gbolahan Salami before helping himself to a brace in the rescheduled encounter at the Warri City Stadium on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Shuaibu however wasted a chance for Giwa’s consolation as he could not beat Wolves goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from the penalty spot.
Wolves were without the rested duo of Ikechukwu Ibenegbu and Oghenekaro Etebo but still fielded a strong line-up which included first starts for Super Eagles trio, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Gbolahan Salami and Daniel Akpeyi.
Their visitors were led to the oil-rich city by Tony Bolus who is handling the team for the first time. Bolus however made little alterations to the team that drew against Abia Warriors on Match Day 1 with Jimmy Ambrose coming in for Amos Gyang.
After an initial lethargy, the hosts took the game to their opponents and were rewarded on 16 minutes when Sikiru Adewale’s square pass found an unmarked Salami who was left with the simplest of tasks.
Provider soon turned goalscorer as Adewale scored on his home debut for Wolves, netting emphatically after beating a poor offside trap.
Former First Bank striker, Adewale put the game beyond the visitors after the hour mark, racing through to meet Egwuekwe’s long ball before slotting beyond Friday Achimugwu at his near post.
When the subdued Elephants thought they would get a reprieve, Shuaibu Ibrahim’s penalty after Semiu Liadi had handled inside the box was beat out by Daniel Akpeyi.
The defeat in Warri leaves Giwa FC without a goal and a win after two league games this season.