National League side Warri Wolves FC, at the Dan Ayim Stadium, in Owerri, knocked out Nigeria Premier Football league, NPFL Side, Shooting Stars, 3SC Of Ibadan, from the 2023 Federation Cup.
The Nigeria National League (NNL) side showed every determination all through the ninety minutes of play to ensure the game ended in a draw to pave way for penalty.
The Seasiders were Winners of the pulsating encounter through a 4-3 Penalty kick, after both teams played a Goalless draw in regulation time.
In the Penalty shootout, Warri Wolves Midfielder, Shederack Okere opened the way for his team with a power shot that beat 3SC goal keeper Okiemute before Skipper Olisema Ekene, Jabbar Malik and Joke Elvis converted their kicks, with 3SC keeper, Okemute saving one from Ekene Joseph.
On the other side, Ikouwem Utin, Aniyikaye Adeleye and Samuel Ayanrinde hit the target for 3SC, but their efforts were not good enough as the duo of Anthony Okachi and Sikiru Alimi had their penalties saved by Warri Wolves goalkeeper, Joke Elvis who turned out the hero for his side to secure progression to the Round of 16.
Warri Wolves FC next focus is a week 8 fixture in the Nigeria National League, NNL which pairs the Warri based side on an away encounter against Vandrezzer FC