22nd December, 2010
Dolphins coach Stanley Eguma has vowed to make up for his sideâ€™s 2-1 loss to Kaduna United with todayâ€™s mid-week duel against coach Kadiri Ikhanaâ€™s KwaraÂ United at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Eguma, who described Kwara as a tough side, told SuperSport.com on telephone that they have forgotten the week seven defeat and are poised to pick the threeÂ points at stake.
â€œWell, losing to Kaduna United was a big blow and set back, we will work hard to pick three points off Kwara.
â€œKwara is a good side and have got good away results but we will do our best. It will be difficult but the three points must be ours.â€
Eguma, whose wards had a brief stint at the top of the league, explained in detail the circumstances that led to their defeat in Kaduna in week seven tie.
â€œWe had some crises before the match, players complained of non-payment of their emoluments which resulted in the strike by Dolphins and Sharks and itÂ affected us badly.
â€œWe did not have adequate preparations coupled with the fact that we arrived in Kaduna very late, which was part of the problems, too.
â€œThe referee was also not kind to us, but I donâ€™t want to go into that. I think we did not prepare very well for the game due to the crises at hand,â€ heÂ said.