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Dolphins pips Sharks to Rivers FA CUP

Posted: Apr 7, 2015 at 3:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Dolphins FC beat rivals Sharks FC 1-0 to win the 2015 Rivers State FA Cup.

A 17th minute free-kick converted by Ifeanyi Egwim ensured Dolphins took the trophy at stake at the Liberation Stadium.

Dolphins players FC

Dolphins players FC

Dolphins had played three matches in three days, the quarter-final on Friday and semi-final on Saturday before Sunday’s final. It was feared that the players would suffer from fatigue but it did not show as they battled against their city rivals.

Dolphins’ Assistant coach, John Apollo, said it was a good game.

“It was a keenly contested game and we just showed that we can do it.

“You can see that we were just managing but we ended up being victorious,” Apollo said.

Sharks coach, Ere Dokubo conceded victory.

“They deserve it. Our players were on break but we respected the Federation and we just had to play,” Dokubo said.

Both Sharks and Dolphins have already qualified for the national finals of the Federation Cup.