NPL side Warri Wolves have disclosed that they are hot on the chase of league hotshot Jude Aneke, whose transfer to Belgium has collapsed.
In a media statement made available to MTNFootball.com, Wolves spokesman Timi Ebikagboro revealed that the club wish to sign Aneke to bolster their strike force for the new season.
Ebikagboro also disclosed that Wolves, who placed third last season and will feature in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, have signed five new players.
The players are former Enyimba Capt Chigozie Johnson, ex-Enyimba defender John Agbawu, Kano Pillars central defender Ikechukwu Gabriel, former Mighty Jets of Jos attacker Amutu Austin and Okikimusanpa Felix Onomuefe, who was unattached.
The technical crew led by Paul Aigbogun also retained 27 players from last season.
Top among those retained are goalkeepers Chigozie Agbim, Ambrose Vanzekin, Phillip Emmanuel and Tejiri Rhiogbere.
The defenders are Ike ThankGod, Egwuekwe Azubuike, Ojo Mine, Ossai Uche, skipper Goodluck Onamado, Nnedum Francis, Bright Akpojuvwevwo, Ogaga Aniwhi, , Nelson Onyekachi and Adama Coulibaly, who is from Mali.
The attackers are Gift Atiluwa, Ebuka Okafor, Egbeta Michael, Amanze Elekwuachi, Okoyoh Michael, Mba Sunday, Okoye Ifeanyi, Bright Obada, Efe Yarhere, Kpenosen Samson, Oghogho Oduokpe and Oboh Solomon.
Ex-junior international Omonigho Temile made a return from his loan deal abroad.
Warri Wolves begin the new season Sunday away to Enugu Rangers.