Rotimi calls for Plateau respect
Dolphins' goalkeep er, Sunday Rotimi has said his side's pedigree remain intact despite their early exit from the Federation Cup competition.
The Nigerian champions were ousted from the nation's oldest competition by Plateau United on Tuesday in Lokoja. The Tin City lads won the encounter 1-0.
The shot-stopper, who did not make the Cup tie, told SuperSport.com that mother luck deserted the Garden City lads.
"I feel disappointed and worried that we lost out in the Federation cup.
"But we're not disgraced because our conquerors are experienced and one of the consistent teams in the competition. Their pedigree is not in doubt, so I think there is nothing for us to be ashamed of.
"They took their chance at goal but I think mother luck was against us. We've taken our elimination in good faith.
"We've banked on the Federation Cup to return to the continent next year.
"The league shield is becoming shaky, although with six matches to go we still have a slim chance of becoming champions.
"I'll be disappointed if at the end of the season we're unable to pick a continental ticket.
"Perhaps this is not our year, but we're not giving up hope, we'll throw everything we have at the league to see what we can salvage for ourselves," said the former Plateau United goaltender.