Two goals from top scorer, Emem Eduok in the 25th and 69th minute were all Dolphins Football Club of Port Harcourt needed to defeat Nasarawa United in a Glo Nigeria Professional League match decided on Sunday in Port Harcourt as they swam to second place on the League table.
Despite the heavy downpour witnessed in Port Hacourt, Nasarawa United managed to pull a goal back through their captain, Debekeme Tamarakuno.
The heavens opened up at the start of the game and it continued pouring until the half time whistle sounded.
The rain stopped during the break, but then opened up fiercely when the 2nd half kicked off, the game was almost unplayable though the referee did not stop it.
Nasarawa United’s head coach, Baba Ganaru blamed the rainy pitch for their inability to get a result but said he did not protest because he thought the referee would be wise enough to call off the game.
According to him ‘‘ It was not a bad game, especially in the first half but the second half was not a football match because there was no decent play from either of us due to the rain and the pitch, I actually thought the referees would stop the game but since they decided to continue we also thought we should see it out, but the second half was a mess because there was no football played.’’
Ganaru added that Sunday’s result against Dolphins will not derail their chances of winning the league.
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