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Dolphins, Bayelsa in a two-match drama

Three-time Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Dolphins proved their mettle as former champions as they beat Bayelsa United 2-0 in a dramatic game decided over two days at the Port Harcourt Liberation stadium.

The game which was originally scheduled to hold on Saturday was called off in the 81st minute because of a water-logged pitch with Dolphins leading 2-0 at the time.

The game continued on Sunday at the same venue with the NPFL directing that only 15 minutes plus added time be played.

No goals were scored in the underwhelming contest as Dolphins put in a workman-like performance to hold on for maximum points.

Afterwards, United trainer, Ladan Bosso expressed surprise that the game was not replayed entirely on a clean slate.

“I was surprised that we were asked to play just 15 minutes with Dolphins leading 2-0. Ordinarily, the game should have been replayed entirely but we decided to go along with the decision as we don’t want to be viewed as a troublesome club,” a philosophical Bosso said after the game.

The Dolphins Manager, Stanley Eguma was more interested in discussing issues on the pitch as he praised his wards “for a good display”.

“It was a good display from my boys and they deserve the win. We must keep performing at this level and keep getting more points,” he said.


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