Dolphins protest Confed Cup walkover

Dolphins protest Confed Cup walkover
Coach Eguma of Rivers United

by Staff Reporter

Monday Mar 16, 2015. 13:42

Nigeria’s Dolphins have officially lodged a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over their walkover by Club African of Tunisia in a Confederation Cup match.

NFF general secretary Musa Amadu confirmed to they have received and forwarded a complaint from Dolphins to CAF.

Dolphins are requesting CAF to review the process that led to their walk over by Club African.

"I can confirm to you that we have received a complaint from Dolphins and forwarded same to CAF," stated Musa Amadu.

"Dolphins have written highlighting the incidence that took place in Tunisia and the alleged antics of their opponent. They pointed out that they arrived in Tunisia two hours before the game but were held up in the airport for visa documentation which took the about two hours and arrived at the stadium at about 4pm only to be told that they have been walked over.

"So we will wait to hear from CAF on this."

Dolphins players refused to board the initial flight booked for them and were left stranded at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

The players were demanding a pay raise of $1000 from the $500 they got in the preliminary stage of the competition.

 By Arafat Aliu

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