Dolphins miss pre-season tourney in Ghana

Club plans to enlist more youthful players

A Nigeria Premier League club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, will no longer take part in the four-club tournament in Ghana scheduled to start on Saturday.

The tournament was supposed to be between Dolphins, Rangers FC of Enugu, as well as Ghanaian clubs, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak. Logistic challenges ensured Dolphins remained in Port Harcourt.

The media officer of the club, China Acheru, at the team’s camp n Port Harcourt, said there was a breakdown in communications between the organisers of the tournament and Dolphins leading to the cancellation of the trip.

“We were ready to leave. The team was supposed to depart on Wednesday for Accra but suddenly the arrangements went awry and we had to stay back in Port Harcourt. Right now I cannot tell if the organisers have gone on without us or if the tournament would be played at a later date but we have continued to focus on our pre-season training,” Mr. Acheru said.

Meanwhile, Head Coach of Dolphins, Stanley Eguma, said the club will focus on youth and pace in selecting their players for the coming season.

Mr. Eguma said players were signed on this season with that aspect in mind because they wanted the team to play a different brand of football.

“I am actually happy with the quality in the team. They are all young players and we didn’t go for big names because we wanted to add pace to the team. We also wanted hungry players, those who want success; and that is how we recruited this years. We are working on team play now and blending and we believe that we still have enough time to do that. Our midfield also used to be a problem but I can now say I am satisfied with what I have in the team now,” Mr. Eguma said.

The coach said he wants to get Dolphins back to winning ways after the disappointments of the last two seasons where the club escaped relegation on the last days of the league season.

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