Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis to miss Champions League match for funny reason


Oma Akatugba

Club Brugge and Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis will not be a part of Club Brugge’s Champions League matchday four game against Borussia Dortmund, coach Phillipe Clement has said.

Clement said the Nigerian will miss the game due to disciplinary reasons but didn’t go into the details. “Dennis is not in the selection tomorrow. He is missing for disciplinary reasons.” Clement told a press conference.

Though Clement didn’t give full details, Het Laatste Nieuws states that the ‘busgate’ is the reason for this punishment, which may also result in a financial sanction.

The team was travelling to Germany by bus and due to corona measures and to be able to maintain good social distancing, some seats were marked not to be seated on. Dennis got into the bus and sat on the marked seats and the conversation that followed led to him angrily walking off the bus and didn’t travel with the team.

Club Brugge currently sit third in Group F, one point behind second placed Lazio and three point above bottom-placed Zenit St. Petersburg. Dennis has played all three games and has a goal.

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