Dolphins FC arrive in Malabo

Dolphins FC arrive in Malabo to face Sony Ela Nguema

Posted: 17 February 2012 Time: 07:35 pm

A 34-man delegation of Dolphins FC arrived in Malabo at about 1.30pm local time on Friday ready for Sunday's CAF Champions League first round, first leg match against home side Sony Ela Nguema.

The Dolphins team were joined by 66 others in and chartered IRS airline.

The hotel provided for the team by the hosts is Hotel Tropicana and looks good from the outside.

The Nigerian champions have received a lot of assistance from former Stationery Stores and Sharks player Jesus Ndongo, who is from Equatorial Guinea but has an Urhorbo mother.

The match is billed for 17h00 local time on Sunday and the team returns to Port Harcourt on Monday.

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Daddy Patto
posted: 08:21 pm
I WISH THIS WAS A MADRID, BARCA OR BLUES AFFAIR…COMMENTS WOULD HAVE ROLLED IN BY NOW!!!! LOL
Amata Plus
posted: 09:35 am
What is the news in this 'piece of news'? That Dolphins FC arrived Malabo is no news! It is not worth commenting on.

By the way, are they not supposed to arrive or was there any indicator that was against their arrival?

Colin Udoh is like every Nigerian journalist. They don't hunt for news; they create news! As much as it appeals to their fancy, they put pen to paper, hoping that readers would see the wonders of their 'great creativity'.

News hunting entails reaching individuals that fans yearn to hear from and publishing their views about issues that interest readers.

A news hunter would have reached Victor Moses or his agent to seek their thoughts on his latest invitation to play against Rwanda. Why would this amount to news? We all have read Moses being qouted as saying he might still play for England!

Our journalists are lazy. They are part of the rot this nation is going through. May God help us with better journalists who know what amounts to news and how to source one.
frisky2good
posted: 10:48 am
Colin, u said the hotel provided for the team by the hosts is Hotel Tropicana and looks good from the outside. Inside nko?


The Nigerian champions have received a lot of assistance from former Stationery Stores and Sharks player Jesus Ndongo, who is from Equatorial Guinea but has an Urhorbo mother. How is that our business or urs for that matter?

The Dolphins team were joined by 66 others in and chartered IRS airline. What is the meaning of this sentence? If it means that 66 other people joined them in a chartered IRS airline, who r they and why shld we care about them?
moore036
posted: 01:34 pm
This frisky2good will not kill me with laugh.. Well news is news. Half a loaf of bread is better than chin chin
Umunede
posted: 03:08 pm
I am watchin Mikel as Chelsea is taking on Birmingham. The guy is simply not playing anything. He keeps giving ball away to opposition. Passes inaccurate. Keshi, dont ever invite this guy to our national team again
Umunede
posted: 03:13 pm
I am watchin Mikel as Chelsea is taking on Birmingham. The guy is simply not playing anything. He keeps giving ball away to opposition. Passes inaccurate. Keshi, dont ever invite this guy to our national team again
Umunede
posted: 04:48 pm
Breaking news: Asamoah Gyan, the Ghanaian penalty specialist and dancer quits international football
Eazyboyy
posted: 06:13 pm
When's 9ja match?
Eazyboyy
posted: 06:26 pm
Did anyone watched chelsea match today? Mikel snubed AVB hand shake when substituted! Goal.com player rating:chelsea vs birmingham
Game147
posted: 06:30 pm
The only Nigerian Club which has better pedigree and possess the right mentality to prosecute Caf Champions League matches is Enyimba but let's hope and pray that Dolphins can make Nigeria proud.

The only remedy is to play away matches like its your home match. They should not play with the syndrome of win away and lose at home mentality which is a conspicuous virus in Nigerian league.

All the best Dolphins.

@frisky2good, lol. The Editor said the hotel looks good from the inside, maybe the outside looks like 'Oshodi' under-bridge ! (before Fashola regime sha).
NACHIOMA
posted: 06:37 pm
@Umunede, please stop this your Mikel this Mikel that. I did not see how the topic above concerns Mikel and his team Chelsea. If you have nothing meaningful to say here why not just keep quiet and read on people's comments at least that would have been better for you.
Game147
posted: 07:17 pm
Proofread : @frisky2good, lol. The Editor said the hotel looks good from the 'outside', maybe the 'inside' looks like 'Oshodi' under-bridge ! (before Fashola regime sha).
TeellThemm
posted: 12:19 pm
" Zambia ban Clifford Mulenga"

Zambia coach Herve Renard has declared winger Clifford Mulenga will never play for Chipolopolo as long as he remains in charge of the 2012 African champions.

Renard insisted that banishing Mulenga, who features for South African club Bloemfontein Celtic, from the Africa Cup of Nations after breaking curfew in Malabo on January 30 was the right thing to do.

“Of course, he can get another chance to play for Zambia, but not under Herve Renard," Renard told Supersport magazine programme Soccer Africa.

"I am not in Zambia forever.

“It was not a difficult decision, we wanted to show the other players that respect was important.

"You have to show respect for the squad and maybe that was the first mistake but you cannot always repeat the same mistake,”

Mulenga was sent back from the Nations Cup just 24 hours after Zambia beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on January 29 to finish top of Group A to see both teams reach the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Renard has now been offered a new three-year deal that will see him remain as Zambia coach until August 2014.


If this is Sia1 one, people will add sentiment into professionalism. A coach that knows his onions stick with his rules and principles and that is what most of us fails to understand. Three of them commit blunder, two were pardoned and Clifford Mulenga was cast out for reason best known to the coach but if it's Nigeria tongues will be wagging. I still believe if Sia1 was allowed to do with players he think fit and not pressurize when he thinks some are bad influence, we would have not been back to square one. I hope our lessons are learnt but my problem remains we don't learn from history. Nigerians are quick to hails Herve Reinard but also fail to see his strict rules and discipline.
Anonymous
posted: 09:20 pm
My brother if u ban and win no problem but if u ban and lose like siasia u should be fire
Anonymous
posted: 09:21 pm
Sony ela Nguema 0-3 Dolphins

Let the BEST and COMMITTED represent Nigeria regardless of where they play. We had struggled against Equitorial Guinea in the past with our stars and the team may have been made up of professionals from less-fancied leagues and clubs in Equitorial Guinea which Dolphins just gave a footballing lesson.
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 pm
For the mogo pack that brought mikel issue, i pity u because u no nothing. Mikel is just coming bk, how many matches has they win in his absent
Anonymous
posted: 09:26 pm
For the mogo pack that brought mikel issue, i pity u because u no nothing. Mikel is just coming bk, how many matches has they win in his absent
Anonymous
posted: 09:32 pm
For the mogo pack that brought mikel issue, i pity u because u no nothing. Mikel is just coming bk, how many matches has they win in his absent
Dat Igbo boy
posted: 12:27 am
@frisky2good, abeg bros my rip cage don bust becos of youoooo
@Amata Plus, unless you are new to Nigeria or their journalist you should know that our journa is different from others what we have in this country are copy n paste masters who parade themselves as journalist.

When you watch stations like CNN or Aljezera just to mention but a few you will see and understand wot investigative journalism is, unlike wot is obtain in this part of d planet earth where some will copy another persons work without crediting his sources, just as you have alluded to, by now we are suppose to been treated with an undiluted and uncensored interview by Victor Moses to get first hand report about how feels and whether he will honor this call up owing to media report (KON EXCLUDED) that he might have develop cooled feet for d SE.

By the way congratulation to Dolphins FC for doing wot our overrated, over-hype and over everything professionals failed to do in Equatorial Guinea during Afcon qualifiers
Anonymous
posted: 03:01 am
I like the idea of not wasting taxpayers' money and restricting the number of invited professionals but I will urge Keshi and the other coaches to monitor Nigerian professionals in Europe so as to invite the best to fill in the required slots open to professionals in Europe. If they cannot watch the full matches, highlights can give them ideas of what the players are capable of doing. See the highlights of Ehiosun in action in the last 2 weeks and judge if it may not be wiser to invest in a younger Ehiosun than ....

http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/samsunspor-3-eskisehirspor-1/
http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/ankaragucu-0-samsunspor-3/
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