Excited Dolphins players predict tough Super 4

There is excitement and high expectations in the camp of Dolphins, one of the teams involved in the Glo Premier League Super 4 (invitational) tournament featuring four top teams of the league and two junior national teams.

Dolphins, last season's Federation Cup losing finalist and 2015 CAF Confederation Cup hopefuls regrouped on Sunday ahead of the tournament which serves as the opener to what promises to be a busy 2014/15 football season for the club.
Captain Sunday Rotimi was one of the early birds to arrive camp as the players trickled into camp after their holidays but the veteran goalkeeper and another early bird, Jonathan Zikiye are already looking forward to an impressive outing in the tournament commences on the 24th of this month in Abuja.

For Rotimi, a former Sunshine Stars goalkeeper, the competition will serve as the perfect build-up for all teams involved ahead of their continental tasks since the top three teams in the league for the past two seasons and his team, Dolphins can easily be rated as the best in the land at the moment.

"It's been long I participated in a tournament of this magnitude and I think it will help the teams in terms of match practice. It's going to be a tough tournament because I believe the clubs involved are the best in the country presently." Rotimi begun

On a personal note, the former Super Eagles goalkeeper hopes that his current side, Dolphins will make the most of the expanded format and possibly come out tops at the end of the round robin tournament.

"It is also laudable that we have six teams in this year's competition seeing that those national teams have competitions soon too. But we will continue to work hard and ensure that we don't only go to the tournament to participate but in the end win the trophy." Rotimi added.

In the same vein, his teammate and defender, Zikiye who joined the team this time last year is also relishing his maiden appearance at the tournament. The former Nembe City star is also of the opinion that the pre-season tournament will be keenly contested for.

"It is a good opportunity for us as a team and it will be a wonderful experience for me as an individual being my first time of playing in such tournament. The opposition will be stiff seeing that we will have some of the best clubs in the country and two national teams participate at the tournament."

"So I think it will be a nice experience and tough challenge as well." Zikiye posited.

Dolphins who reached the final of the inaugural CAF Confederations Cup tournament in 2005 have now switched base from their Elekhaia Camp to Igruita in the extreme part of Port Harcourt to allow for full concentration ahead of the pre-season tournament. The Stanley Eguma-led side will face league Champions Kano Pillars in the opening fixture of the Super Six tournament on Saturday.
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