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Pillars lament absence of key players ahead CAF CL tie

09 March 2015, 16:21

Lagos - Kano Pillars head coach, Okey Emordi has said it will be difficult to prosecute the Caf Champions League clash at Moroccan champions, Moghreb Athletic de Tetouan (MAT) without his key injured players, Supersport reports.

The Nigerian champions were involved in an armed robbery attack on the outskirt of Abuja on their way to Owerri for Glo Premier League match day opener at Heartland on Saturday which saw five key players namely Gambo Mohammed, Eneji Otekpe, Adamu Murtala, Moses Ubong Ekpai and Reuben Ogbonnaya hospitalized after the ugly incidence.

Also read: Five Kano Pillars players shot by robbers

The Pyramid City are expected to depart the nation’s shore on Thursday for the weekend clash billed for the 10,000 seats Saniat Rmel, Tetouan, Morocco.

Emordi said his side will believe in destiny and go ahead to play the game if the African football body, Caf refused their passionate appeal for a shift in date.

“Of course, naturally it’ll be difficult to prosecute the match at Moghreb Athletic de Tetouan of Morocco without the injured players in attendance.

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