Dolphins have reiterated that they will miss former captain Emah Godwin who has moved to his hometown club, Akwa United.
Media officer China Acheru noted that the player served the Port Harcourt side with utmost loyalty in the thirteen years that he played for them.
Godwin joined Dolphins in 2000 from Ibom Stars and after thirteen seasons with the club decided to return home to end his career.
Acheru said Godwin served the club well in his time with his heart and has a lot of trophies to show for it.
“In his time he won the FA Cup in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007 and also won the League twice with the club in 2004 and in 2011,” Acheru said.
He also struck great central defensive partnerships starting with Gabriel Ewa in his first season with the club, then Ahmed Abdulrahman, current club secretary who captain the team himself for thirteen years.
In 2005, with Ahmed mostly injured, Godwin struck a near perfect central defensive partnership with Obinna Nnodim and in 2006 it was with former national U17 player, Echezona Aniche. He also played in central defense with Victor Ezuruike in the last two seasons.
“You cannot write the history of Dolphins Football Club without a name like Emah Godwin taking a large chunk because he has been a part of 85% of the trophies won by Dolphins in its 23 year history,” Acheru said.
Emah Godwin was made assistant captain of the team in 2006 after Ahmed Abdulrahman quit active football.
In 2007 when Victor Ezeji left the club to play for Club Africain he was made substantive captain of the team.
In his thirteen seasons at Dolphins he made 417 appearances for the club in all competitions and is second only to Ahmed Abdulrahman in number of appearances for Dolphins FC.
Ahmed Abdulrahman made 420 appearances for Dolphins in his 14 years as a player with the club, a record that will be hard to beat.