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Dolphins defender Zikiye glad to escape relegation

16 November 2015, 17:11

Port Harcourt - The last day of the 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was filled with lots of emotions as fans and pundits alike were lost in calculations and permutations trying to see the chances of their respective clubs not drowning in relegation.

One of such clubs is Port Harcourt based Dolphins FC, they needed a win to keep their NPFL status active but that didn't happen but they did survive.

Dolphins FC defender, Jonathan Zikiye was in a joyous mood when Dolphins FC picked a point in Ibadan against 3SC, a point that proved vital for the club to stay in the NPFL.

Also read: Brace hero Asamoah: Dolphins will beat the drop

"It's all about God's grace, we survived," Zikiye told News24 as the players boarded the team's bus.

"It was a tensed situation, a scenario we all knew we just have to give in our best. No excuse as to why we found ourselves in this situation but we finally made it through, Wow, I'm very happy,” Zikye said to News24.

However Dolphins FC neighbor, Sharks FC who were in a similar situation couldn't survive the pressure that comes with the relegation battle. The Blue Angels needed a win in Umuahia but just couldn't make their wish a reality.

The four teams confirmed to be relegated to the lower league are Bayelsa United, FC Taraba, Kwara United and Sharks FC.

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