Dolphins Want Caf to Review Confed Cup Walkover

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Dolphins FC have lodged a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) over their walkover in a Confederation Cup round of 32 tie at Club Africain.

Ethiopian referee Haileyesus Bazezwew Bellete awarded a 3-0 win to the Tunisian hosts following the absence of Dolphins delegations at kickoff at the Nov. 5 Stadium in Rades, Tunis, at the weekend.

Caf are expected to issue a statement this week, however, the 2014 Federation Cup runners-up are imploring the governing body to review the process that led to the walkover decision.

“I can confirm to you that we have received a complaint from Dolphins and forwarded same to Caf,” secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Musa Amadu, told AfricanFootball.com.

“Dolphins have written highlighting the incidence that took place in Tunisia and the alleged antics of their opponent. They pointed out that they arrived in Tunisia two hours before the game but were held up in the airport for visa documentation which took them about two hours and arrived at the stadium at about 4pm only to be told they have been walked over.

“So we will wait to hear from Caf on this.”

Cash row between players and management had cost Dolphins a scheduled Emirates Airline flight from Lagos to Tunis on Friday.

2 Comments

  • They have played politics with people’s money and can no longer afford to pay players,its a shame that’s part of their achievements

  • They have played politics with people’s money and can no longer pay players salaries,its a shame and part of their achievements.

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