IM SAD FOR EGWIN’S INJURY: El kanemi Keeper Kazeem speaks
Elkanemi Warriors’ goalkeeper Yekeen Kazeem has sent a get well soon message to Rangers’ striker Ifeanyi Egwim just as he denied inflicting an injury – a leg bone fracture, on the Rangers’ speaking to reporters yesterday
Both players were involved in a horrific collision as the goalkeeper moved in to stop the rampaging Egwin which left in a heap and with a broken leg during the Nigeria Professional Football League – NPFL season’s final day encounter between champions Rangers and the Desert Warriors.
Kazeem who was sent off as a result of the tackle however denied inflicting the injury on Egwin just he also congratulated the Flying Antelopes for winning the trophy.
“I’m really sorry for that injury on Egwin, I wish him quick recovery, and may God heal him fast to return soon,” the former Kwara United shot stopper told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“But I must confess it’s wasn’t as a result of a foul by me. Egwin had suffered that injury before reaching me. It was a one-on-one situation, I went for the ball but I couldn’t get it. He jumped up to avoid me , and in the process coming down, he landed awkwardly. When I looked up, it was red card to me.
“I was surprised, but the injury overshadow that, it’s very painful. Since the start of my football career, I’ve never broken any person’s leg. I’m a very aggressive and calculative keeper, but I never injured a player. I feel very sad for his injury,” Kazeem said.
Rangers won the match 4-0 to claim their first major league title in 32 years.
excerpts from completesportsnigeria.com