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Football | Nigeria

Dolphins upbeat ahead new season



Dolphins midfielder, Chidi Osuchukwu is confident the club could mount a serious challenge for honours once again.

The Port Harcourt side failed to win silverware last season, avoiding relegation from the premier league only on the final day, and also suffered early exits from both the Federation Cup and the Caf Champions League.

The Nigerian youth international told supersport.com that they were disappointed with their performance are determined to return to winning ways in the upcoming season.

"We know we didn't live up to the expectations of our fans last season, and we will do our best to make it up to them," he said.

"We had one of the best squads in the league and we even started well, finishing the first round in first position.

"It was rather unfortunate that we couldn't sustain the tempo, but I'm sure the coaches have taken note of the problem and we would guard against it next time.

"We have just resumed training and though don't have a full house yet, I don't anticipate there will be too many departures.

"I think with the nucleus of the side in place, we should at least make it to the continent via the league or cup," he added.

Dolphins have been one of the most successful sides in Nigeria since the turn of the millennium, winning the federation Cup four times and the premier league twice.

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