Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt)

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Full nameDolphin FC
Founded1988 (As Eagle Cement)
Dissolved2016
GroundLiberation Stadium
Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Capacity25,000
ManagerStanley Eguma
CoachNdubuisi Nduka
LeagueNigeria Premier League
201516th

Dolphins FC was a Nigerian football team based in Port Harcourt.

History[edit]

In 2004–05 the team placed 6th in the Nigerian Premier League. Representing their country in the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup, they reached the finals, losing to Morocco's FAR Rabat.[1] They play their home games at the Liberation Stadium. However, for the 2008 Confederation Cup they played their games at U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

They were relegated from the Nigerian Premier League in 2007 by one point. They however came back to retain the FA Cup over Enugu Rangers. In their run, they twice won by penalties 4–2, including a semi-final triumph over crosstown rivals Sharks before winning the final 3–2 on penalties. They returned to the Premier League after winning their division in 2009.

The club was known until 2001 as Eagle Cement.

19 February 2016, the New manager of Dolphins F.C & Sharks F.C was announced and Rivers United F.C. was unveiled by the Honourable Commissioner of Sports, Rivers State – Hon. Boma Iyaye.[2]

Achievements[edit]

1997, 2004, 2011
2001, 2004, 2006, 2007
1994, 2002, 2008–09
Finalist : 2005

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1998 – Group Stage
2005 – Second Round
2012 – First Round
2005 – Finalist
2007 – Group Stage
2008 – Second Round
2002 – First Round

2008/09 season[edit]

See main article Dolphins FC 2008–09 season

2015 squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Nigeria DF Victor Ezuruike
3 Ghana MF Godbless Asamoah
4 Nigeria MF Isiaka Olawale
6 Ghana MF Anaduaka Ejike
7 Nigeria FW Omoh Ojabu
8 Nigeria MF Emeka Atuloma
9 Nigeria FW Akiga Ordue James
10 Nigeria MF Arikpo Ubi Okoi
12 Nigeria DF Ihionu Chibuike Henry
13 Nigeria FW Ifeanyi Egwim
24 Nigeria FW Idikeme John Ekankumor
20 Nigeria FW Chukwudi Joshua
5 Nigeria DF Anumba Jeru Onyebuchi
14 Nigeria MF Echendu Osita
No. Position Player
15 Nigeria DF Emmanuel Godwin
16 Nigeria FW Mohammed Adamu
17 Nigeria MF Victor Babayaro
18 Nigeria GK Austin Brown
19 Nigeria DF Austin Festus
21 Nigeria FW Derick Amadi
22 Nigeria FW Nwosu Chijioke Emmanuel Obasi
23 Nigeria GK Sunday Rotimi (Captain)
26 Nigeria FW Michael Victor
28 Nigeria FW Emma Nwachi
29 Nigeria MF Johnson Oleweze
30 Ghana MF Owusu Addae
34 Nigeria FW Ifeanyi Frederick Onuigbo

Technical Staff[edit]

Former Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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