Warri Wolves will face Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Kano Pillars, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Sunday without two key defenders.
Centre-backs Azubuike Egwuekwe and Monday Osagie did not travel with the Wolves contingent for the Matchday 33 game.
Warri Wolves head coach, Solomon Ogbeide, has opted to rest both defenders after recent hectic schedule including the Federation Cup loss to Enyimba last weekend.
It is likely that the duo of Uche Ossai and Bright Akpojuvwevwo will start as centre-halves for Wolves when they face Kano Pillars this Sunday.
Earlier supersport.com had reported that Wolves are without striker Joseph Osadiaye for the game against Kano Pillars.
Osadiaye is bereaved following the death of his elder sister and Ogbeide has excused him from the trip to Kaduna.