Dolphins manager Stanley Eguma believes it is a matter of time before things click for his team in the Glo Premier League.
It was Eguma himself who said at the end of last season that he intends to build a team that would contest strongly for the title and at least qualify for Africa.
Dolphins are yet to make a strong impression in the league, but Eguma is adamant they are still within reasonable distance of catching up with the leading teams to meet their targets.
"The league is still on. The difference between the top and bottom teams isn't much," Eguma told Supersport.com.
"As far as I'm concerned the contest is still wide open and anything can happen.
"We're working hard and strategising towards achieving our targets, and it would be ridiculous to write us off at this stage.
"We have our plans and targets. Any person who is writing us off now is doing so at his own peril.
"Dolphins have the experience and quality. We are moving in the right direction.
"We are sure at the end we would get something."
Dolphins are ninth in the Glo Premier League with 21 points from 15 matches.
The three-time champions face a tough test against Enyimba in Aba on Wednesday in their quest to move further up the log.