Nigerian League: Dolphins FC players embark on strike

The players of the Rivers State-owned premier League club, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, have embarked on an indefinite strike until their dues are paid by the state government.

In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the club’s media officer, China Acheru, explained that the FA Cup finalists were on strike, though the state government had promised to pay up by month’s end.

“It’s true they are on strike. The deputy governor’s office is handling it. I just hope it is sorted as soon as possible,” Mr Acheru said.

Speaking on the team’s preparations for the Federation Cup finals in which they will be up against defending champions Enyimba, Mr Acheru said they were still focusing on the league for now.

“Good thing we have a two week window to the Cup final; when league ends then we can work on it,” he said. “Dolphins is an ambitious club, a club that always want to win. We have never lost a cup final in four previous attempts. Hopefully, we win. We can make it to the continent through the FA Cup. I doubt it’s possible through league.”

Dolphins FC will play Enyimba International at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos for the finals of the FA Cup on Sunday November 23.

Dolphins are currently sixth on the League table with 54 points in 36 played matches.

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