Wolves released an official statement regarding their travelling plans, saying they would travel with 18 players and 12 officials.
“The team is made up of 18 players and 12 officials without Oghenekaro Etebo who is in Italy for trials and captain Azubuike Egwuekwe who got married last weekend.
“Some of the players who made the team include Okiemute Odah, Ike ThankGod, Oke Ogagotewho, Joshua Obaje, Josiah Maduabuchi, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu, Achibi Ewenike, Musa Najare and Goodluck Onamado,” Wolves stated.
But it has now emerged that Wolves have been hit by a financial crunch forcing them to trim the number of their travelling contingent for the clash with CA Bizertin.
The Wolves contingent left Nigeria aboard a Moroccan airline on Wednesday with a numerical disadvantage instead of the official 18 players.
The Nigerian club will spend a day in Morocco before flying out to Tunisia on Thursday.
Last season’s Federation Cup finalists also owe their players four months salaries, supersport.com has also gathered.
“We’re travelling with 16 players instead of 18 or even 20. The reason is that the club has been struggling financially and we can’t afford to travel with a large number of players and officials. As I speak to you only two coaches, Paul Aigbogun and Sam Okpodu will make the trip,” said a club official.