Nigeria international Hope Akpan will be missing a great
chance to try his prowess against the world’s most expensive player, Paul
Akpan stars for Blackburn Rovers who this weekend will be
playing against Manchester United in the FA Cup, but the Nigerian will not be
in action owing to card issues.
Rovers on Thursday confirmed via their official webpage that
the Nigeria international will miss their next three matches in the wake of his
first red card for the club in their 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on
In this light, Akpan will not be available for selection
when Manchester United travel to BB2 4JF on Sunday for an Emirates FA Cup fifth
In addition, the defensive midfielder will miss games
against Burton Albion (Feb. 24) and Derby County (Feb 28).
Hope Akpan was shown a red card in the closing minutes of
the game week 32 clash at Hillsborough Stadium for pushing the referee after
his goal was disallowed.While the Nigerian has since apologized for the
card incidence, he maintains that he is being wrongly punished.
- News24 Nigeria