Ex-Sports Commissioner Predicts Victory For Dolphins In Cameroon


A former Commissioner for Sports in Bayelsa, Prince Opukiri Jones-ere, says Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt can win the return leg match against Coton Sport in Cameroon.

Dolphins beat Coton Sport of Garoua 2-1 in a CAF Champions League first leg second round match played in Port Harcourt on March 25.

Jones-Ere told the Tidesports on Tuesday in Port Harcourt that though Dolphins did not win with a wide margin, they could still be victorious in the second leg.

He said Dolphins missed several scoring chances in the first leg and that if their coaches up with a good strategy they could win the second leg.

The former commissioner said Dolphins had the potential to move to the next round of the competition.

“If we have this kind of officiating in Cameroon and with an improved Dolphins, we believe we will come out victorious and I am sure the manager, Eguma, will do a good job in the next game.

“So, I believe, going out to Cameroon for the second leg, I am sure we will get a draw, I am certain of a draw.

“So, I believe Dolphins, we are progressing to the next stage, I can assure you that.”

Jones-Ere said it would be wrong for fans to dismiss Dolphins from winning at away or getting a draw in the second leg match.

He urged Dolphins to approach the match in Cameroon as if they lost at home by taking their opponents by surprise.

The former commissioner said nothing was impossible in football, especially with good strategy and adequate preparation.

“It is possible for Dolphins to win in Cameroon.”