Dolphins
Football club has been buoyed to launch a challenge to reclaim the Glo
Premier League title by the return of their former player, Alhassane
Dosso of Ivorian descent. Dosso was recommended by Dolphins’ scouts in
2005 after the club lost out to ASEC Mimosas in the 3rd round of the CAF
Champions League.
 Then
playing for Isia Wazi of Abidjan and able to speak no English, Dosso
moved over to Port Harcourt and immediately adapted to the game in Port
Harcourt. Comfortable as a full back but naturally a box to box
midfielder, Dosso is strong, tireless, marks well, passes well and packs
bullets in both feet. His skills in midfield helped the club to the
final of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2005 where they lost 3-1 to FAR
Rabat aggregate in the final. In 2006, he won the FA Cup with Dolphins
and retained it in 2007.
 He
will be remembered for his goal from 35 yards in Calabar against Hawks
of Gambia that ensured Dolphins made it to the 2nd round of the CAF
Confederation Cup in 2007. Dolphins had drawn 0-0 in Banjul and with
just some seconds to the end with scores at 1-1 in added time, he tried a
shot from distance that beat the keeper and ensured the club made it
through.
 He
stayed with Dolphins for one more season after the club was relegated
and then crossed over to city neighbours, Sharks. “I have tried. I need
to play at the top. That is why I left my country. I love Dolphins so
much but I cannot continue to play in the lower division so I have to
move to Shark,” Dosso told reporters at the time.
 After
a one season stint with Sharks he got a contract in Norway with
Lillestrom where he managed just twelve games in 2009/10 football
season. He moved to Strommen on loan in 2010 and played twenty four
games in his one year with them before moving to Kongsvinger where he
had forty eight games in three seasons.
 Dosso
said of his return to the Garden City side, “I decided to return to
Dolphins where I started my career outside Ivory Coast.
 “I
believe I still have something to offer to them and I will give my
best. I remember good times I had with this club like getting to the
final of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2005 and winning the FA Cup twice
with the team in 2006 and 2007. “I am sure if we work together like we
did back in those days, we can return this club to winning ways”.
Dosso’s
return to Dolphins will certainly strengthen the side’s midfield that
already has Emeka Atuloma and other new boys, Victor Alegbe from Wikki
Tourists and Adamu Tijani from Kaduna United. Dosso covers every blade
of glass on the pitch, does not hesitate to get stuck in or dive into
tackles and will shoot from distance as soon as the space is available.
If Dosso gets into the groove early this season, then Dolphins fans will
be singing and dancing after every game they play because his
contributions to games are always top notch.
 
 
Culled from www.lmc-ng.org

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