River State Government sacks entire Dolphins players and coaching crew

The Port Harcourt side will have to start searching for new players and coaches after the entire team was sacked on Thursday
The entire playing staff and coaching crew of Nigeria Premier League club side Dolphins will have to look for jobs elsewhere after the Rivers State Government sacked the team last Thursday.

Goal.com learnt that secratarial staff and others that work in the camp of the team were also affected. A source close to the team told Goal.com that everybody was taken aback when they got their letters asking them to return all club properties in their possession.

"Yes it is true that we have been asked to go. Everybody from the coaches to the players and every worker in the team. They told us that we should re-apply if we are still interested in the job," said the source.

"That means if I want my job I should re-apply and if I don't want to re-apply I have lost the job.

"I don't understand this type of re-organisation but I wish them well".

River State Sports Commissioner, Fred Igwe had told Goal.com after the last game in the Nigeria Premier League between Rangers and Sharks that the two Port Harcourt teams will undergo massive re-organisation.

Dolphins won the 2010/11 NPL title but struggled in the just concluded season where they finished in 11th position. They also failed to make it into the lucrative group stage of the Caf Champions League.