El-Kanemi captain out of Rangers’ match
• Team arrives Enugu today
El-kanemi’S long severing captain Bamai Bukar has been ruled out of Sunday’s week 20 Glo Premier League tie against Rangers International at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.
Bukar told SportingLife that he has some family issues to attend to.
“I will not be in Enugu for our match against Rangers. I would have loved to be in the match but I have a family issue to attend to. I have informed the management and they’ve given me permission to stay behind,” Bukar told SportingLife.
“I want to use this medium to thank the management for their understanding, Insha Allah I will be back for the next game. I am with the team in spirit and I will be praying for them. The spirit in the team is high and we will get a draw in Enugu if not a win. I am not underrating Rangers but I have confidence in the players that will make the trip to Enugu,” the midfielder said.
The players and officials of the team will arrive in Enugu this morning ahead of tomorrow’s game against Rangers.
SportingLife understands that the team left Maiduguri on Friday and passed a night in Makurdi before heading to Enugu this morning.
According to the club’s welfare officer, Ba’aji Hassan, the club travelled with new signing Oyekachi Okoye and Eugene Obi.
He added that the Flying Eagles duo of Ifeanyi Mathew and Sulieman Abdullahi will be available for the match.
“We are well prepared for this match, we are also coming with two of our new players,” he said.