Dolphins’ players, Rivers sports commissioner parley on Coton Sport game

Players of the Port Harcourt club have resolved to give their best after Rivers state official met with them Saturday morning

Respite might come the way of players of Dolphins as they prepare for their Caf Champions League game against Coton Sport of Cameroun. learnt that Fred Igwe, Rivers State sports commissioner, drove to the players’ camp Saturday to appeal to them to at least have one day training before the game tomorrow.

A player who preferred anonymity told that Igwe was sober when he was addressing them.

"He came and called all the players together at our camp at Elekahia and told us that very soon all will be well.

"He explained why we had not been paid over 27 matches’ allowances and not a percentage paid as sign on fees.

"After his long explanation, he paid two matches’ bonuses and gave us N500,000 to share and also promised to give us N500,000 if we beat Coton Sport on Sunday.

"We decided to train after the meeting because we want to obey him. He also promised that all the allowances and part of the sign on fees will be paid before the middle of April.

"We believe him and will surely hold him to his words when the time comes. We trained Saturday morning and I must confess that we are ready to trounce Coton Sport in our Champions League game. Our supporters will smile at the end of the match".

Dolphins’ players had boycotted training on Friday to demand for their unpaid match allowances and sign on fees.