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Dolphins general manager has urged fans of the club to keep the faith and continue to root for the players

Defending Nigeria Premier League (NPL) champions, Dolphins are pleading with their fans to take heart after they were defeated last week at the Liberation Stadium by Lobi Stars.

Dumbor Awanen, Dolphins general manager spoke against the back drop of bad press suggesting that the team may have sold that game against Lobi Stars which they lost at home by 2-0.

“It’s all rubbish and I believe it is borne out of the fact that Dolphins have not lost a home game in the league for nine years.

“We can attribute that loss to fatigue and then unfair officiating but most of all fatigue,” Awanen said.

He cited the fact that the team had to leave Port Harcourt for Kano on Friday, play on Sunday and then make the trip back to Port Harcourt on Monday only to play again on Wednesday after the long trip.

“The boys did their best but lost to a better side on the day. All the talk about a sell-out is meant for the rubbish bin.

“The fans must understand that the club values their loyalty and we are asking them now to hang on because this year turned out to be a bad one for us but we will certainly bounce back next season,” Awanen added.

The last time Dolphins lost a home game in the league was a 3-0 loss to Enyimba in 2003.