Enyimba Provides Explanation To The Poor Printing On Player’s Jersey

Reigning Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) champions Enyimba, have provided explanation as to why player Gabriel had a poor printing on his jersey against Wydad Casablanca npflupdates.com reports.

Yesterday in an African Football League AFL, fixture against Wydad Casablanca in Uyo, Enyimba defender Gabriel Innocent appeared to be wearing a poorly printed jersey. In a picture that surfaced online Sunday, night, the defender was spotted wearing a jersey with inscription Innocent poorly written.

Finidi George upbeat Enyimba can still come good in Casablanca.
Enyimba players in action against Wydad Casablanca.

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The picture raised a lot of questions, as fans of the club called out Chairman Kanu Nwankwo, asking for explanation as to what happened.

However, sources on Monday said Enyimba’s secretary had mad a mistake in the player’s  number. According to NPFL photojournalist, Adepoju Tobi Samuel, Enyimba had found out about the error minutes before the game.

Enyimba provide explanation to its player’s poor jersey inscription

“During the registration with CAF, he(Innocent) was registered as number 3 jersey instead of number 5. It was a costly error from the team secretary. They found out when the match was about to start, and there was no way CAF would allow him to play with the number he wasn’t registered with.” read a tweet by Mr. Tobi and quoted by Soccernet Nigeria.

Wydad’s captain Yahya Jabrane score from the spot against Enyimba.

We also gathered, that CAF had given the NPFL champions, a go-ahead to get a brand new shirt and inscribe, the player’s name and correct number; hence the reason for the manual inscription and poor writing.

In a related development, coach Finidi George has explained why his side lost to Wydad Casablanca last Sunday. According to the former Real Betis winger, his players failed to take chances, and it came back to hunt them.

“For you to win games, you have to score-you take your chances,” George revealed in the post-match interview.

“That didn’t happen for us today, I think. The next couple of days, [we] have another game against the same team, so we [will] try and make sure we rectify that as quickly as possible.”

Also Enyimba’s assistant Captain, Eze Ekwutoziam, remains upbeat, they can overturn their defeat in Casablanca next week Wednesday.

According to the defender, if Wydad can beat them in Uyo, they can also pull a drama in Casablanca and secure a win to progress to the semi-finals of the African Football League (AFL).

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“There are no two ways about it. Definitely, if it is possible for us to lose here, I guess it is possible for us to win in Casablanca. So it is the time to get together as a team and put our heads together to see how we can overturn the result in Morocco.

“There is nothing much; that’s football. If they can do it here, we can do it over there,” Eze said.

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