Dolphin F.C. (Nigeria)

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Full nameDolphin Football Club
Founded1988 (As Eagle Cement)
Dissolved2016
GroundLiberation Stadium
Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Capacity25,000
ManagerStanley Eguma
CoachNdubuisi Nduka
LeagueNigeria Premier League
201516th

Dolphin Football Club was a Nigerian football team based in Port Harcourt.

History

The club was known until 2001 as Eagle Cement FC.

In 2004–05 the team placed 6th in the Nigerian Premier League. Representing their country in the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup, they reached the finals, losing to Morocco's FAR Rabat. They play their home games at the Liberation Stadium. However, for the 2008 Confederation Cup they played their games at U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

They were relegated from the Nigerian Premier League in 2007 by one point. They however came back to retain the FA Cup over Enugu Rangers. In their run, they twice won by penalties 4–2, including a semi-final triumph over crosstown rivals Sharks before winning the final 3–2 on penalties. They returned to the Premier League after winning their division in 2009.

19 February 2016, the new merger of Dolphins F.C & Sharks F.C was announced and Rivers United F.C. was unveiled by the Honourable Commissioner of Sports, Rivers State – Hon. Boma Iyaye.

Achievements

1997, 2004, 2011
2001, 2004, 2006, 2007
1994, 2002, 2008–09
Finalist : 2005

Performance in CAF competitions

1998 – Group stage
2005 – Second Round
2012 – First Round
2005 – Finalist
2007 – Group stage
2008 – Second Round
2002 – First Round

Technical staff

Former coaches

  • Philip Boamah
  • Ifeanyi J. Duruji

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