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Dolphins finished as the bottom team in the Super Six tournament in Abuja Sunday when they lost 1-2 to Warri Wolves in their final match of the competition.
The Port Harcourt side, who will represent Nigeria in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, lost all five matches with the defeat by Wolves the final nail on their coffin.
Nigeria beach international Abu Azeez was the match winner for Wolves a minute to full time when he fired a left-footed shot past Sunday Rotimi in the Dolphins post.
Emeka Atuloma of Dolphins was sent off in the 58th minute after second booking.
Dolphins took the lead through Onyekachi Akakem in the fifth minute, but Warri Wolves drew level in the 35th minute through Sikiru Adewale off Joseph Osadiaye’s pass.
Dolphins began this contest brightly and after 13 minutes, a long-range effort by Atuloma was tipped over the bar by Wolves goalkeeper Okemutie Odah.
Six minutes later, Dolphins Christian Pyagbara was stopped from firing at goal by Monday Osagie.
Pyagbara thought he has double his side the lead in the 20th minute after he intercepted a back pass and scored but the assistant referee flagged him off side.
Wolves came close to equalising when Sikiru Adewale’s effort in the 28th minute came off the post and Michael Egbeta put away the rebound, which was flagged offside.
Just three minutes into the second half, Osadiaye thought he has scored Wolves second goal but his goal was cancelled for a hand ball.
In the 50th minute, Egbeta failed to score for Wolves as he fired off target from the edge of the box.
Dolphins goalkeeper Sunday Rotimi was called to duty by Michale Okoyoh, who powered a 20 yards on the hour mark.
Wolves fluffed another chance to take the lead when unmarked Stanley Dimgba headed Joseph Osadiaye’s cross off target in the 71st minute.
Sunday Rotimi was on hand to save Abu Azeez’s effort at goal off Joseph Osadiaye’s pass in the 81st minute.