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Mised penalty could cost Dolphins in CAF Champions League

Posted: 26 March 2012 Time: 7:08 am

Dolphins missed a penalty and gave up a vital away goal on their way to a 2-1 win over Coton Sport Garoua in a CAF Champions League match up on Sunday.

Demoralized by a players strike two days before this first leg encounter in Port Harcourt, the Nigerian champions looked to have shaken off their troubles when Ifeanyi Egwim put them in front after just two minutes.

But the celebrations were cut short on 20 minutes when the visitors drew level.

Egwim had a chance to return Dolphins in front midway through the second half when he was brought down for a penalty, but he struck his kick straight at Coton Sport goalkeeper Fedjou.

Ghanaian Owusu Addae nicked a late winner two minutes to the end when he got on the end of Abduljeleel Ajagun's cross to jab home.

The result leaves Dolphins treading water as they head to Cameroon for the return leg in two weeks.

Nigeria's other Champions League representatives Sunshine Stars were handed a 4-1 shellacking by Angola's Recreative do Libolo.

It leaves the country in danger of having no representatives in the Champions League group stages.

Article by: Colin Udoh

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:03 am
They can easily overturn the result in Cameroon,only if they can solve their strike problems as fast as they can and the players get motivated.Wish them good lucky.
Game147
posted: 10:08 am
Chai ! Nawa o. Too bad Dolphins threw away a penalty. The only remedy is to approach the return leg with estreme rescilience and die-hard belief. Throw in everything. They should take a clue from Enyimba's past exploits, sometimes we can stoop to conquer.
It's very interesting to see Ghanaian's in Nigerian league, i don't think you can ever see Nigerians in Ghana league.

Nigerians are so liberal minded and accomodating. No wonder statistics shows that Nigerian's are the happiest people.

When you accomodate and love ( even in crises), why won't you be happy.

Proudly Nigerian Jare. 'Norin do me'.

My people una weldone o.
luise-hero
posted: 01:25 pm
i believe dolphins will qualifier it all depend on the players
Jerryb
posted: 06:32 pm
Sunshine Stars, wht's wrong with you? It's not a little angolan club who can ross you like that.In return in two weeks, i w
Jerryb
posted: 01:39 pm
What's wrong with you, Sunshine Stars?It's not a small angolan club who can give you such slap. Normally, you can beat their selection, the Palancas Negras. In return,be modest, don't play with sufficient, and the victory (4-0)will follow.Same for Dolphins. As GAME 147 told, Enyimba hit Coton Sport last year back and forth. So you can do it too. We want to see our four clubs in 14 finals,you two, and WARRI WOLVES and Hertland in the CAF.
Anonymous
posted: 09:25 pm
What do u expect when both teams were guilty of bribery, cutting corners to win league,its a simple case of garbage in garbage out.
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