Nigeria’s Dennis to Miss Borussia Dortmund Clash over Team Bus Row

Footballers get injured and miss games, and it is very commonplace. Sometimes, a footballer’s wife may put to bed and he will have to miss a game, but none of these has happened to Nigerian international, Emmanuel Dennis as he’s ruled out of a European night.

Dennis, 23, a Super Eagles player and former youth international will miss his team’s UEFA Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund after he received punishment for a funny row he got into.

The former Nigerian U-17 international who plays for Belgian giants, Club Brugge has been dropped from the clash after he stormed out of the team bus. While the club has kept mum on the reason for the punishment meted out to him, a report by Het Laatste Nieuw, a Belgian news publication outfit has said he was dropped for refusing to accept taking another seat in the bus.

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Brugge’s coach, Phillip Clement refused to disclose the reason Dennis was dropped but confirmed it was a disciplinary action.

“Dennis is fit, but not in our selection,” he said. “He didn’t follow the club’s rules, that’s all I want to say about that. I prefer to concentrate on the players who are available to me.”

The team had set rules against COVID-19 on resumption of football.

Dennis impressed last season in the Champions League when he bagged a brace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

He followed up on his star shows when he scored against Manchester United in the Europa League and has also impressed this season.

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